El Capitan Surf Forecast and Surf Reports
(California – Santa Barbara, USA)
El Capitan Spot ID:
Type: reef and point
Best: Swell W | Wind N
Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C
Friday, 24 May 2013, 11:37 Local time
For Gaviota, California, 18 miles from El Capitan.
At Santa Ynez Airport, 16 km from El Capitan.
At East Santa Barbara Buoy, 17 miles from El Capitan.
Overall El Capitan Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
The graph shows the variation of swells directed at El Capitan through a typical May. I... (show all text)
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Visitor Reviews of El Capitan
Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Capitan:(click location name for more details)
|Closest break||ED's||2 mi|
|Second closest break||Beavers/Hazards||2 mi|
|Third closest break||Refugio State Beach||3 mi|
|Fourth closest break||Tajuigas Ranch||4 mi|
|Fifth closest break||Seals||5 mi|
Wave buoys nearest to El Capitan:
|Closest wave buoy||East Santa Barbara Buoy||17 mi|
|Second closest wave buoy||Santa Barbara Buoy||28 mi|
|Third closest wave buoy||Santa Maria Buoy||55 mi|
|Fourth closest wave buoy||South Santa Rosa Island Buoy||55 mi|
|Fifth closest wave buoy||PT Arguello Buoy||57 mi|
Tide stations nearest to El Capitan:
|Closest tide station||Gaviota||11 mi|
|Second closest tide station||Santa Barbara||19 mi|
|Third closest tide station||Bechers Bay, Santa Rosa Island||31 mi|
|Fourth closest tide station||Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island||34 mi|
|Fifth closest tide station||Rincon Island||34 mi|
Ski Resorts closest to El Capitan:
|Closest ski area||Alta Sierra at Shirley Meadows (United States)||120 mi|
|Second closest ski area||Mountain High resort (United States)||134 mi|
|Third closest ski area||Mt Baldy (United States)||134 mi|
|Fourth closest ski area||Sunrise Ski Area (United States)||134 mi|
|Fifth closest ski area||Snow Valley (United States)||172 mi|
Town and city forecasts close to El Capitan:
|Closest city location||Goleta (United States)||11 mi|
|Second closest city location||Santa Barbara (United States)||17 mi|
|Third closest city location||Santa Ana (United States)||20 mi|
|Fourth closest city location||Orcutt (United States)||37 mi|
|Fifth closest city location||Santa Maria (United States)||42 mi|
- The closest passenger airport to El Capitan is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG) in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to El Capitan is Point Mugu Nas Airport (NTD), also in USA, 91 km (57 miles) away.
- Third is Meadows Fld (Bakersfield) Airport (BFL) in USA, 140 km (87 miles) away.
- Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR) in USA is 155 km (96 miles) away.
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to El Capitan and is 159 km (99 miles) away.