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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 Surf Guide

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.

Capitola Rivermouth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Capitola Rivermouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Capitola Rivermouth occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Capitola Rivermouth (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Capitola Rivermouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 98% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
98%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Capitola Rivermouth Location Map

Interactive Capitola Rivermouth surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Capitola Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:40 Local Time
Tuesday 01
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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0.4
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Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
NW 10
NNE 10
NNE
Wind State glass cross off off

Swell History at Capitola Rivermouth

Surf stats for Capitola Rivermouth, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Capitola Rivermouth

Wind stats for Capitola Rivermouth, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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