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Capitola Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Capitola Jetty Spot ID

Red Tide at Capitola, Capitola Jetty photo

Capitola Jetty

Photo credit: Paul Morgan

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 23:18 Local time
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 10
E 5
Wind State cross-
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Capitola Jetty in Santa Cruz is a sheltered reef break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the north with some shelter here from northwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Pollution.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Live Oak, 3 km from Capitola Jetty.

IS AT (local time)

Capitola Jetty Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Capitola, 0 km from Capitola Jetty.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Capitola Jetty

Buoy Data:

At Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA, 24 miles from Capitola Jetty.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 18 10 18 10

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Overall Capitola Jetty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Capitola Jetty: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Capitola Jetty: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Capitola Jetty Location Maps

Capitola Jetty Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Capitola Jetty:

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Wave buoys nearest to Capitola Jetty:

Tide stations nearest to Capitola Jetty:

  • Closest tide station
    Live Oak
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Rio Del Mar
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Cruz
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Capitola Jetty is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Capitola Jetty is Moffett Federal Afld (Mountain View) Airport (NUQ), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in USA is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Modesto City Co Harry Sham Airport (MOD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Capitola Jetty and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
Capitola Jetty break location map and break info

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