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Garrapata ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Garrapata Spot ID

Local beach trial, Garrapata photo


Photo credit: koiphish

Type: beach


Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 00:24 Local time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 16 16 16 20
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
E 5
Wind State glass cross-
glass cross-

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Garrapata in Monterey is a beach break. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The location means that it never gets crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Garrapata (0 km).

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Garrapata Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Carmel, 14 km from Garrapata.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Garrapata

Buoy Data:

At Point Sur, CA , 12 miles from Garrapata.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 13 13 12 17

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Overall Garrapata Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Garrapata Location Maps

Garrapata Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Garrapata:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    14 mi
  • Third closest city location
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    33 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    35 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Garrapata is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 105 km (65 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Garrapata is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Garrapata and is 159 km (99 miles) away.
Garrapata break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Garrapata, CAL - Monterey. Use the tab navigation above to view Garrapata sea temperature, Garrapata photographs, Garrapata detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Garrapata webcams, current wind from CAL - Monterey live weather stations and Garrapata 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 Garrapata.