El Capitan Surf Report and Forecast

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Surf Report and Conditions

Updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:54:29 -0700
0-1 ft
Unknown Conditions
Wind: SW @ 0 knots
Swell Direction: 0.70' @ 4s from WSW
Swell Direction: 0.60' @ 8s from W
Swell Direction: 0.40' @ 16s from S
Water Temp: 57° F

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04/16 05:22AM -0.42ft. LOW
04/16 11:38AM 3.95ft. HIGH
04/16 04:58PM 1.17ft. LOW
04/16 11:12PM 5.40ft. HIGH

Santa Barbara Surf Report & Forecast

Surf Forecast Brief Outlook: WEDNESDAY: Small NW swell fades through the day, as some new NW windswell picks up. Look for knee-thigh high waves to prevail for good exposures, as select focal points pull in some better sets to waist high around the proper tides. Pretty slow-going overall, but a little more rideable than it has been. WEATHER/WIND: Light/variable to light offshore winds early, trending Southerly through the morning. Light Westerly flow develops through the afternoon. Worst Bet: Breaks that are tucked away or sheltered and need more size to turn on. Morning high tide. Afternoon onshore flow. Surfing in Santa Barbara. Small NW windswell pulse continues through the back half of the week. Check out the Premium Forecast for all the details.

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Thursday 04/17

1-2 ft
1-2 ft - knee to thigh high

Potential NW windswell fades

Friday 04/18

1-2 ft
1-2 ft - ankle to knee high

NW traces; possible Southerly winds

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