Sea Temperature

Santa Cruz Sea Temperature

(Today) Jun 2020

13.7°C / 56.7°F

Current weather

15°C / 59°F
(clear sky)

Partly cloudy

6 mph



The measurements for the water temperature in Santa Cruz, California are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Santa Cruz water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Santa Cruz
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10.4 10.3 10.7 10.5 10.2 10.6 12.4 13 13.5 12.6 12.5 12.1
Max °C 14.2 14.1 14.6 13.8 14.4 14.3 15.4 15.9 15.6 15.8 14.3 14
Min °F 52.2 52.1 52.8 52.2 52 52.5 55.5 56.5 57.1 56 55.2 54.5
Max °F 56 55.9 56.7 55.5 56.2 56.2 58.5 59.4 59.2 59.2 57 56.4

7 day tide forecast for Santa Cruz

  • Low 1:34am
  • High 7:25am
  • Low 1:06pm
  • High 7:57pm
  • Low 2:26am
  • High 8:48am
  • Low 1:58pm
  • High 8:35pm
  • Low 3:14am
  • High 10:01am
  • Low 2:48pm
  • High 9:14pm
  • Low 4:01am
  • High 11:06am
  • Low 3:37pm
  • High 9:54pm
  • Low 4:47am
  • High 12:05pm
  • Low 4:26pm
  • High 10:35pm
  • Low 5:33am
  • High 1:02pm
  • Low 5:16pm
  • High 11:17pm
  • Low 6:19am
  • High 1:57pm
  • Low 6:09pm
7 day tide times for Santa Cruz

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Santa Cruz, California) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.

Average June sea temperatures

  • Max: 14.3°C / 57.7°F
  • Avg: 12.4°C / 54.3°F
  • Min: 10.6°C / 51°F
Santa Cruz average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Santa Cruz are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Santa Cruz (36.974120, -122.030800)

Locations nearby


Whilst sea temperatures for Santa Cruz are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Santa Cruz
City of the Holy Cross, Newport of California, Newport of the Pacific, Santa Cruz, Santa Krouz, Santa Krus, Santa Kruz, Santa-Krus, Santa-Kruz, Santakruza, Santakrūza, Surf City, Swantacruz, saentakeulujeu, santa krwz, santa krwz kalyfrnya, santakuruzu, sheng ta ke lu zi, syanta kruja, Σάντα Κρουζ, Санта Круз, Санта Крус, Санта-Круз, Санта-Крус, سانتا كروز, سانتا کروز، کالیفرنیا, स्यान्टा क्रुज, サンタクルーズ, 聖塔克魯茲, 샌타크루즈

Santa Cruz average sea temperature chart