The surf forecast is 4-6 ft and glassy right now for Santa Cruz, CA

  • WEATHER - LIVE
    63° W @ 3 → 8mph
  • LOW / HIGH TIDE
    1:33pm / 6:22am
  • BUOY 46239
    NW9.8ft @ 9s
  • WATER TEMP
    54° 4/3, Boots/Gloves(3)

Forecast

Surf
Swell
5 day
16 day
  • 8ft
  • 6ft
  • 4ft
  • 2ft
WED 17
THU 18
FRI 19
SAT 20
SUN 21
5pm
  • Clean
  • Fair
  • Choppy
Conditions are 4-5 ft and clean at 5pm on Tue 4/16
Compass Map
Forecast Compass Compass Wind Arrow Compass Primary Swell Arrow Compass Secondary Swell Arrow
Wind Arrow
WIND W 7 mph
Primary Swell Arrow
PRIMARY SSW (200) 2 ft @ 19 sec
Secondary Swell Arrow
SECONDARY S (191) 1.2 ft @ 13 sec
TIDE LEVEL
Incoming Mid Tide, 2.1 ft

Forecast Details

Basic
Detail
  • Wednesday, Apr 17
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    4-6 ft
    clean
    NNE
    1mph
    2.6ft
    18s
    SSW
    12pm
    4-6 ft
    clean
    WSW
    3mph
    2.8ft
    17s
    SSW
    6pm
    4-6 ft
    clean
    WSW
    1mph
    2.7ft
    17s
    SSW
  • Best Board for Wednesday
  • Thursday, Apr 18
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    4-6 ft
    clean
    NNE
    1mph
    3.2ft
    16s
    SSW
    12pm
    4-6 ft
    fair
    SW
    4mph
    3.1ft
    16s
    SSW
    6pm
    4-5 ft
    fair
    SW
    4mph
    2.9ft
    16s
    SSW
  • Friday, Apr 19
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    3-4+ ft
    clean
    NE
    1mph
    2.6ft
    15s
    SSW
    12pm
    3-4 ft
    fair
    SW
    5mph
    2.5ft
    15s
    SSW
    6pm
    2-4 ft
    clean
    W
    6mph
    2.4ft
    15s
    SSW
  • Saturday, Apr 20
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    3+ ft
    clean
    NNW
    2mph
    1.4ft
    19s
    SSW
    12pm
    2-4 ft
    clean
    WSW
    6mph
    1.6ft
    18s
    SSW
    6pm
    3+ ft
    clean
    NW
    9mph
    1.5ft
    18s
    SSW
  • Sunday, Apr 21
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    3-4 ft
    clean
    NNW
    1mph
    1.8ft
    18s
    SSW
    12pm
    2-4 ft
    clean
    WSW
    7mph
    1.8ft
    17s
    SSW
    6pm
    3+ ft
    clean
    WSW
    6mph
    1.7ft
    17s
    SSW
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This forecast is for beaches with direct offshore winds from North to West-North-West, and was updated Apr 17, 2024 @ 6:38am.
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