El Capitan Surf Report and Forecast

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Surf Report and Conditions

Updated: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:26:14 -0700
0-1 ft
Unknown Conditions
Wind: SW @ 0 knots
Swell Direction: 1' @ 7s from WSW
Swell Direction: 0.40' @ 18s from SW
Swell Direction: 0.40' @ 12s from W
Water Temp: 69° F

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Flag Guide


10/22 03:13AM 1.09ft. LOW
10/22 09:28AM 5.44ft. HIGH
10/22 03:56PM 0.34ft. LOW
10/22 10:04PM 4.46ft. HIGH

Santa Barbara Surf Report & Forecast

Surf Forecast Brief Outlook: THURSDAY: A reinforcing push of short to mid period WNW-NW swell moves in, with minor NW windswell mixing in. The better exposures will see mostly knee-waist high surf (1-3') throughout the day. A couple select winter magnets may produce occasional sets up to belly-chest high at best (3'+), which will be most prominent during the more favorable tide windows. WEATHER/WIND: Calm to light/variable wind in the morning, along with a marine layer and patchy fog in some areas. Then a moderate onshore WSW seabreeze will gradually develop in the afternoon, with skies becoming mostly clear/sunny. Watch for the wind to possibly back off some in the late afternoon/evening.

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Thursday 10/23

2-3 ft
poor to fair
2-3 ft - knee to waist high

Occaisonal belly-chest high waves for select magnets; Reinforcing WNW-NW swell moves in; NW windswell fades; Lightest wind in the AM; Deep high tide slows things down in AM

Friday 10/24

2-3 ft
poor to fair
2-3 ft - knee to waist high

Occaisonal belly-chest high waves for select magnets; Small WNW-NW swell; Lightest wind in the AM; Deep high tide slows things down in AM

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