El Capitan State Beach
Current Conditions

*Peak Swell Height this Week:

long-period swell
updated 24 minutes ago
Current Local Time:
Sun, August 18 10:28 am
Swell Conditions:

1+ feet with a dominant W med-period swell.

Primary Swell:

1.2ft. 15.2 seconds 277 degrees (W)

Secondary Swell:

1.2ft. 6.8 seconds 270 degrees (W)


3.47 ft. and rising rising

Current Weather:

°F and with Variable-offshore () winds at 0 MPH

Distance to Weather Station:7901 miles 

Tides: 06:07 am (0.46ft) 12:30 pm (4.27ft) 05:56 pm (2.03ft) 11:54 pm (4.82ft)

El Capitan State Beach
Surf Forecast Overview

Sunday has a Small West med-period swell steady and West windswell steady

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El Capitan State Beach
Weather Forecast

Patchy Fog then Sunny
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then clearing, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 55. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. view 7-day weather forecast

El Capitan State Beach Spot Details

Good to Epic
imagine starving cats given a single bowl of milk
rocky point
Best Swell Direction:
Best Wind Direction:
North to northeast
Best Tide:
low to mid

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