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Swift Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Swift Street Surf Guide

Swift Street in Santa Cruz is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include locals and sharks.

Swift Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Swift Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at Swift Street occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Swift Street (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Swift Street with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Swift Street Location Map

Interactive Swift Street surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Swift Street is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Swift Street is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Swift Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 08:15 Local Time
Sunday 18
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
WNW 10
WNW 10
NW
Wind State off cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Swift Street

Surf stats for Swift Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Swift Street

Wind stats for Swift Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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