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El Capitan State Beach
Current Conditions

*Peak Swell Height this Week:


2+ft
long-period swell
Overcast
57
updated 24 minutes ago
Current Local Time:
Thu, January 17 07:28 am
Swell Conditions:

2+ feet with a dominant W med-period swell.

Primary Swell:

3.6ft. 9 seconds 260 degrees (W)

Secondary Swell:

1.8ft. 15.9 seconds 278 degrees (W)

Tide:

5.19 ft. and dropping dropping

Current Weather:

57°F and Overcast with Glassy-side-onshore (SW) winds at 1 MPH

Distance to Weather Station:9 miles 

Tides: 05:59 am (5.77ft) 01:24 pm (-0.23ft) 07:51 pm (3.44ft)

El Capitan State Beach
Surf Forecast Overview

4-6ft
Thursday has a Small West long-period swell on the rise and West windswell decreasing

view Santa Barbara County 5-day surf forecast

El Capitan State Beach
Weather Forecast

Showers then Showers Likely
Today:
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then showers likely, mainly between 10am and 4pm. High near 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tonight:
A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. 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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