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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 Forecast / CAL – Santa Cruz / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Thursday 13 May 2021 PDT
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Capitola Rivermouth surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Capitola Rivermouth sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 14.3 min: 10.1 °C)
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Capitola Rivermouth surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Capitola Rivermouth sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 14.3 min: 10.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Capitola Rivermouth (calm at Santa Cruz 1 km from Capitola Rivermouth).

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Actual: 49 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
SSE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Capitola Rivermouth this week:

The surf forecast for Capitola Rivermouth over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Capitola Rivermouth in the next 12 days are 1.1m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Fri 14th May)2.5ft (0.7m) 18s
Best Surf 8AM (Fri 14th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 18s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sat 15th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Capitola Rivermouth over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tue
25
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
222233223221122222122122233231022111
T california.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
S
191818181616161616161615152120191818181616152120201918181716161615151514
475289399395417407604314499493382344344332282480328516408269337246332377611562646510482341337337225222167100
10
SW
0
SSE
10
SSW
10
W
10
W
10
SW
10
SSW
5
W
10
SSW
15
SW
5
WSW
15
SW
15
SW
0
WSW
10
WSW
25
WNW
5
NW
15
WNW
25
WNW
5
N
5
S
20
WNW
5
N
5
SW
15
WNW
5
N
10
SW
20
W
0
NE
15
WSW
20
W
5
N
10
SW
20
WNW
5
N
5
WSW
onglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
ononglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
ononglassoncrossglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
glasscrossglassoncrossglassoncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncrossglasscross-
on
11:45PM
2.04
2:25PM
1.53
12:17AM
1.99
3:29PM
1.51
12:53AM
1.93
4:40PM
1.51
1:34AM
1.87
5:42PM
1.55
2:27AM
1.79
6:22PM
1.61
3:36AM
1.72
6:50PM
1.69
4:58AM
1.66
7:16PM
1.80
6:20AM
1.64
7:43PM
1.93
7:35AM
1.64
8:13PM
2.08
8:45AM
1.66
8:47PM
2.23
9:51AM
1.68
9:24PM
2.35
10:54AM
1.69
5:45PM
1.25
7:17AM
0.33
6:17PM
1.33
8:02AM
0.36
6:53PM
1.39
8:50AM
0.40
7:41PM
1.45
9:41AM
0.43
8:58PM
1.47
10:32AM
0.46
10:35PM
1.44
11:22AM
0.48
11:59PM
1.31
12:08PM
0.51
1:05AM
1.12
12:53PM
0.57
1:59AM
0.87
1:37PM
0.64
2:49AM
0.60
2:20PM
0.74
3:38AM
0.33
3:04PM
0.85
4:28AM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is for Live Oak which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Capitola Rivermouth.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Capitola Rivermouth blow from the NE

Thu
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tue
25
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclear
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158916911131011149101681021111218710198102111142112151881021811
141113191311131012141013151317211417181215211316221718211718191415211417
--6:00--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52
8:07--8:07--8:07--8:08--8:09--8:10--8:12--8:12--8:13--8:14--8:15--8:15--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 7°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Capitola Rivermouth Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Capitola Rivermouth provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Capitola Rivermouth can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Capitola Rivermouth surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Capitola Rivermouth) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Capitola Rivermouth may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Capitola Rivermouth is 3 km (2 miles) from the city of Live Oak. If you plan a vacation in Santa Cruz, look for hotels and other accommodation in Live Oak. Live Oak has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.