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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 (?)
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
2.2

NW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
3.5

NW
1.5

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.1

SSW
1.0

S
0.9

SSW
Period(s) (?)11171414131312148131314141313121211
Energy(?)1733171204109069015102183171396755688607747609475386284213
Wind
(km/h)
0 SW0
20 NNW20
0 NNW0
5 WNW5
20 NNW20
15 N15
5 WSW5
5 NNW5
10 NNW10
5 WNW5
5 WNW5
5 NW5
10 WNW10
5 WSW5
5 NE5
5 WSW5
10 WSW10
0 SSE0
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
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off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:06AM

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Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:05PM

5:06AM
5:35PM

5:33AM
6:05PM

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7:03PM

4:57PM
6:14AM
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Summary
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High °C
303227293226222518182217182319232419
Low °C
253224243023202415152115152218192316
Chill °C (?)
303227293226222518182217182319232419
Sunrise
7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--
Sunset
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Swell1 (m) & direction
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.1

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.9

WNW
1.4

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.5

WNW
1.3

S
1.4

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.1

SSW
1.0

S
0.9

SSW
Period (s)111114141312121414131314141313121211
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

NW
0.8

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.4

SSW
0.4

SSW
0.5

WNW
0.5

W
0.7

WNW
1.1

WNW
1.0

S
0.9

S
1.3

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.2

WNW
1.0

WNW
0.9

WNW
0.8

WNW
0.7

WNW
Period (s)617101414515128141312121111101010
Wind waves (m) & direction
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1.1

NW

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-
2.2

NW
1.2

NW
1.6

NW
3.5

NW
1.5

NW
1.4

NW
1.0

NW
0.9

NW

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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.