Surfing in the Santa Cruz Area & Santa Cruz Surf Locations Map

The Santa Cruz area has some of the best surfing in all of the USA!  

The surf is typically big and powerful all year-round, but especially so in the winter.  The air and water temperatures in the winter are cold so come prepared.  In the summer and spring/fall the weather can be nice and warm, but the water is always cold so best to bring a thick wetsuit at all times of the year.

The Santa Cruz Surfing Map on this page is interactive.  Click on the label and it will take you to the full Surf Traveler Guide page with all the detail about this surf spot - parking, bathrooms etc...

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