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El Capitan ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.4

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Capitan (calm at Santa Barbara Airport 16 km from El Capitan). no significant swell
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16 km away, 2 h 23 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
15.0
15.2
Air / Water (°C)
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El Capitan Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Sunday 27 May 2018 PDT

El Capitan surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's El Capitan sea temperature is 15.2 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.7 min: 12.5 °C)

Sunday 27Monday 28Tuesday 29
2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
Rating
(10 max)
1
0
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
3
2
3
3
3
3
2
2
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.6
NW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
1.5
NW
0.8
NW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.5
WNW
Period(s) (?)8889999999913121212121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)215131330194388176161161168172373190513504472549539604
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
20
W
15
WNW
10
NNW
5
NNE
5
ENE
0
SSW
10
SW
15
WSW
15
W
15
WNW
10
NNW
5
N
5
NNE
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
SW
10
W
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross
Tide State(?)
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High Tide
/ height (m)



9:00PM
2.15



10:17AM
1.57



9:29PM
2.15




11:03AM
1.55

Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:44PM
0.85



3:58AM
0.29



3:17PM
0.94



4:36AM
0.25



3:48PM
1.02

Note: the tide data above is for Beavers which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Capitan.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at El Capitan blow from the N.
 Sunday 27Monday 28Tuesday 29
2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C
202118171818202325262221212022242626
Chill °C (?)
202118171818202325262221212022242626
Sunrise
------5:50-------5:48---
Sunset
--8:04-------8:05-------

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