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Capitola Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Capitola Jetty Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 07:51 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
E 5
Wind State cross-
cross glass

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Capitola Jetty in Santa Cruz is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the north with some shelter here from northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. Rarely crowded here. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Live Oak, 3 km from Capitola Jetty.

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Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 1 km from Capitola Jetty.


Air temperature
7 °C

Current weather near Capitola Jetty

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 24 miles from Capitola Jetty.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 12 13 12 13

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Overall Capitola Jetty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Capitola Jetty is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Capitola Jetty is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Capitola Jetty and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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