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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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Surf Report Feed

Current weather conditions and live observations for El Capitan based on the nearest weather station observations (including METAR, SYNOP, ship and quickscat wind data). This is the most reliable place on surf-forecast.com to see what is happening with the weather in El Capitan right now. Also check out the current weather map overlays on our dynamic weather maps.

Current Weather near El Capitan

as reported by 5 closest weather stations

Weather Station WeatherWindTemp.Visibility
Visibility /
Cloud

Goleta

10 km E27 m above sea level

1 hour ago
dry
0 ENE0
calm
(2 km/h at 61°)
16 °C-
-
-
-
0

Goleta

11 km E30 m above sea level

2 hours ago
dry
wind obs. (6 kph from 86 degs) was rejected
(- km/h at -°)
15 °C-
-
-
-
0

Goleta

12 km E50 m above sea level

2 hours ago
dry
5 E5
light winds from the E
(6 km/h at 100°)
16 °C-
-
-
-
0

Santa Ynez Airport

16 km NW205 m above sea level

1 hour ago
cloudy
Dry and cloudy
20 E20
light winds from the E
(19 km/h at 90°)
15 °C16
16
broken
broken
overcast

Santa Barbara Airport

16 km E3 m above sea level

1 hour ago
clear
Mist -
15 ESE15
light winds from the ESE
(17 km/h at 110°)
15.6 °C10
10

few
broken

* NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. We also include passing Ship data if it is recorded close to El Capitan and within an acceptable time window.