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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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Surf Report Feed

Garrapata Surf Guide

Garrapata in Monterey is a beach break. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Garrapata Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Garrapata:

The best conditions reported for surf at Garrapata occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Garrapata 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 50% of the time in January while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Garrapata Location Map

Interactive Garrapata 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 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.

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Garrapata Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 16:32 Local Time
Friday 16
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 5
NNW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Garrapata

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

Wind History at Garrapata

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

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