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Capitola Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Capitola Rivermouth Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 22:07 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 Rivermouth in Santa Cruz is a sheltered beach/Jetty break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Live Oak, 3 km from Capitola Rivermouth.

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Capitola Rivermouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Cruz, 1 km from Capitola Rivermouth.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Capitola Rivermouth

Buoy Data:

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

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 18 10 18 10

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Overall Capitola Rivermouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


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

Capitola Rivermouth Location Maps

Capitola Rivermouth Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Capitola Rivermouth:

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Wave buoys nearest to Capitola Rivermouth:

Tide stations nearest to Capitola Rivermouth:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Capitola Rivermouth is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Capitola Rivermouth 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 Rivermouth and is 114 km (71 miles) away.
Capitola Rivermouth break location map and break info

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