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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: 14.4 °C

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Monday, 20 November 2017, 16:59 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 16 6 5 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 5
WSW 0
NE 5
NE
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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. The best wind direction is from the north with some shelter here from northwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include - 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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Capitola Jetty Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 1 km from Capitola Jetty.

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Current weather near Capitola Jetty

Buoy Data:

At Monterey Buoy, 28 miles from Capitola Jetty.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
1.1
1.0
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Dominant period (s) 12 12 11 13

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Overall Capitola Jetty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Airports

  • 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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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Capitola Jetty, CAL - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Capitola Jetty sea temperature, Capitola Jetty photographs, Capitola Jetty detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Capitola Jetty webcams, current wind from CAL - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Capitola Jetty tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Capitola Jetty.