Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz is a typical coastal town, busy with tourists in summer, empty in winter. The beach breaks surrounding Santa Cruz offer lots of potential on small to medium swells. The peaks closer to town can get crowded, but if you venture more north, the wave quality gets better and the crowds less. You can find both lefts en rights on the different peaks.

It’s an exposed beach break, so it picks up lots of swell but is also sensitive to wind. The best wind direction is from the east and the preferred swell direction is west/northwest. Santa Cruz normally works best with low to mid tide, but this can change depending on the sand banks.

FACILITIES

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Surf level
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Bottom
Sand, Sand with rocks
Direction of wave
Left and right
CONSISTENCY
4/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
West, Northwest
Swell size
Up to 2 meter
LOCALISM
3/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 150 meter
Best season
April – September
CROWD FACTOR
3/5

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