Steamer Lane

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Wave height* 3ft
Wave period 14secs
Swell direction 119.2 °
Wind direction 172.6 °
Wind speed 9mph
Sea temp 14.4°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, October 18, 2018
18:00-00:00

Clear sky

Clear sky
21 °C

Tomorrow, October 19, 2018
12:00-18:00

Clear sky

Clear sky
24 °C

Thu 18/10 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 4mph
11:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 01:57am (4.21m)
Low 08:09am (2.68m)
High 02:33pm (4.47m)
Low 09:07pm (2.41m)
Daylight
First light06:53
Sunrise07:19
Sunset18:26
Dark18:52
swell chart

Fri 19/10 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
17:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 03:18am (4.47m)
Low 09:36am (2.35m)
High 03:41pm (4.75m)
Low 10:09pm (2.01m)
Daylight
First light06:54
Sunrise07:20
Sunset18:25
Dark18:51
swell chart

Sat 20/10 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 04:14am (4.79m)
Low 10:29am (1.96m)
High 04:32pm (5.04m)
Low 10:54pm (1.63m)
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:21
Sunset18:24
Dark18:50
swell chart

Sun 21/10 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 1ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
17:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 05:00am (5.07m)
Low 11:12am (1.61m)
High 05:16pm (5.27m)
Low 11:33pm (1.33m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:22
Sunset18:22
Dark18:49
swell chart

Mon 22/10 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 17s  °  ° 11mph
11:00 2ft 16s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 2ft 16s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 05:41am (5.28m)
Low 11:51am (1.33m)
High 05:56pm (5.43m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:23
Sunset18:21
Dark18:47
swell chart

Tue 23/10 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 17s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 2ft 16s  °  ° 13mph
20:00 2ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 12:11am (1.11m)
High 06:19am (5.44m)
Low 12:29pm (1.12m)
High 06:35pm (5.54m)
Daylight
First light06:57
Sunrise07:24
Sunset18:20
Dark18:46
swell chart

Wed 24/10 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 2ft 16s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 12:48am (0.96m)
High 06:57am (5.55m)
Low 01:06pm (0.98m)
High 07:14pm (5.61m)
Daylight
First light06:58
Sunrise07:25
Sunset18:19
Dark18:45
swell chart

About Steamer Lane

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Best known of the Santa Cruz spots. 'The Lane' is a variety of quality reef breaks and point-breaks.
Owing to its consistency and the fact it is sheltered from NW winds Steamer Lanes is one of them most crowded spots on the coast

<p>Steamer Lane picks up pretty much any swell going but has the bonus of facing due south so is offshore in the prevailing NW winds. As an extra bonus the swell is a little more ordered as it wraps around the point and further polished by the kelp beneath.</p>

<p>The main spots at the Lane are:<br />
<b>Middle Peak</b><br />
Series of inner and outer reefs that hold almost any size. Steep drops and shortish rides are the order of the day. The left is a little better but there is a potential for taking a beating getting caught on the inside.</p>

<p><b>The Point</b><br />
Right-hander breaking off the point by the lighthouse. Gets hollow, heavy and busy.</p>

<p><b>The Slot</b><br />
Thick, hollow wedging right that breaks in front of the cliffs and jump off spot.</p>

<p><b>Indicators</b><br />
This is another right point break but on its day significantly better than the outside point. A performance wave, Indicators plays host to some of the World’s best surfers when it’s on - so don’t bank on getting too many waves!</p>

<p>The Steamer Lane spots work on a variety of swells with NW being better for Middle Peak and Indicators, W for the slot and the point being best on a South swell</p>

Wave info

Set up: Lefts and rights
Size range: 3 to 15
Nearest town:
Best tide: Mid and high tide
Length of ride: Average

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