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Santa Cruz Surf

Detailed Santa Cruz surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Santa Cruz. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Santa Cruz. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Santa Cruz over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Santa Cruz and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Santa Cruz Surf Forecast

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Santa Cruz Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Santa Cruz Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Santa Cruz coastline are also listed below.

Santa Cruz Photos

Santa Cruz Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Santa Cruz
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
3.0

W
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period(s) (?)161514141313121212151518161515141413
Energy(?)4065382841973128271819741189905949124110246001534150314046202515761561
Wind
(km/h)
20 NNW20
20 NW20
15 NW15
15 NNW15
10 NNW10
5 NE5
10 ENE10
5 NE5
15 ENE15
15 E15
5 SSE5
10 ESE10
5 E5
15 NNW15
5 NE5
5 E5
0 SSW0
5 E5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
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off
glasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:48AM

1:29AM
11:37AM

2:18AM
12:45PM

3:07AM

1:27PM
3:56AM

2:40PM

4:43AM
4:10PM

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:38AM
6:17PM

5:39AM


7:12AM

7:25PM
7:57AM

8:20PM
9:27AM

5:48PM
9:19PM
10:51AM

10:19PM
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partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
121211131310131411141513131211131312
Low °C
12111011109111210121410111110111310
Chill °C (?)
10101013129131410141512121010131312
Sunrise
7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--
Sunset
-4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:54--4:53-
Swell1 (m) & direction
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
0.1

SW
3.0

WNW
2.5

WNW
2.0

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.8

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.6

WNW
3.0

W
3.5

WNW
3.5

WNW
3.0

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.0

WNW
2.2

WNW
Period (s)161514161313121212151518161515141413
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.2

SSW
0.2

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.2

WNW
0.5

WNW
0.1

SW
0.1

SW

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0.1

SW
0.2

S
0.2

WNW
0.9

WNW
Period (s)13121212151515151422211414-14102220
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-
3.0

WNW
3.0

WNW

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-

-

-

-
0.8

SE
1.1

S
2.5

W

-

-

-

-

-

-
Period (s)--1414-----4514------


Santa Cruz Surf Breaks

Santa Cruz offers a wide variety of breaks and is known as a diverse and friendly place to surf. Reefs, Rivermouths, Beach breaks and Points are all in an abundance on this part of coast. From Waddell Creek to Sunset State Beach swell can batter you from several directions and wrap around to the little coves on the bigger days giving you plenty of options. Santa Cruz is among the most well known surf communities. The water temperature here can get a bit chilly so a 4/3 is needed for a lot of the year. Santa Cruz has produced a high caliber of surfers over the years so expect a certain standard when you head out.