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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 glassy conditions at El Capitan (light winds from the N at El Capitan State Beach Goleta wx 1 km from El Capitan). 3.2m 18 s period swell from NW
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Actual: 23 min ago

Light
8 km/h
N
Glassy
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El Capitan Surf Forecast / CAL – Santa Barbara / USA

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 20 Oct 2017 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 18.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.2 min: 15.3 °C)

Friday 20Saturday 21Sun
2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
Rating
(10 max)
3
5
6
5
4
5
4
6
10
7
8
6
5
5
6
5
5
5
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

WNW

NW

NW

NW

WNW

WNW

WNW

WNW

NW

WNW

NW

WNW

NW

WNW

NW

WNW

WNW

WNW
Period(s) (?)201918181817171716161615151514141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)371147242785551665368926447598711581703986395347620640894823316725762064
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
25 NW25
30 NW30
30 NW30
25 NW25
20 NW20
20 NNW20
15 NNW15
10 N10
5 NNW5
5 W5
10 WNW10
10 N10
10 N10
10 NNE10
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcrosscrossoffoffoffoff
Tide State(?)
ebblowflowhighebblowflowflowhighebbflowhighebbebblowflowhighebb
High Tide
/ height (m)



10:17AM
2.04




11:11PM
1.67


10:44AM
2.02




11:58PM
1.58

Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:09AM
0.74



4:57PM
0.40



4:38AM
0.85




5:36PM
0.40



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.
 Friday 20Saturday 21Sun
2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
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
171717202220161515141422272722202020
Chill °C (?)
171716202220151414131322272722202020
Sunrise
--7:09-------7:09-------
Sunset
-----6:19-------6:16----

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