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El Capitan State Beach
Current Conditions

*Peak Swell Height this Week:


1+ft
long-period swell
updated 17 minutes ago
Current Local Time:
Thu, April 9 07:24 am
Swell Conditions:

1+ feet with a dominant SW med-period swell.

Primary Swell:

0.7ft. 15.5 seconds 233 degrees (SW)

Secondary Swell:

0.6ft. 15.3 seconds 279 degrees (W)

Tide:

0.72 ft. and rising rising

Current Weather:

°F and with Variable-offshore () winds at 0 MPH

Distance to Weather Station:7901 miles 

Tides: 05:23 am (-0.69ft) 11:35 am (4.53ft) 05:11 pm (0.79ft) 11:27 pm (5.94ft)

El Capitan State Beach
Surf Forecast Overview

1-2ft
Thursday has a Small South-West med-period swell steady plus West long-period swell holding

view Santa Barbara County 5-day surf forecast

El Capitan State Beach
Weather Forecast

Rain
Today:
Rain. High near 56. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tonight:
A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight. view 7-day weather forecast


El Capitan State Beach Spot Details

Quality:
Good to Epic
Crowds:
imagine starving cats given a single bowl of milk
Season:
October-March
Bottom:
rocky point
Best Swell Direction:
WNW-WSW
Best Wind Direction:
North to northeast
Best Tide:
low to mid

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