The surf forecast is 1-2 ft and glassy right now for El Capitan, CA

  • WEATHER - LIVE
    56° N @ 2 → 3mph
  • LOW / HIGH TIDE
    9:33am / 1:41am
  • BUOY 46054
    NW7.5ft @ 9s
  • WATER TEMP
    56° 4/3, Boots/Gloves(3+)

Forecast

Surf
Swell
5 day
16 day
  • 8ft
  • 6ft
  • 4ft
  • 2ft
THU 30
FRI 31
SAT 1
SUN 2
5am
  • Clean
  • Fair
  • Choppy
Conditions are 1+ ft and clean at 5am on Wed 5/29
Compass Map
Forecast Compass Compass Wind Arrow Compass Primary Swell Arrow Compass Secondary Swell Arrow
Wind Arrow
WIND E 2 mph
Primary Swell Arrow
PRIMARY SW (220) 0.8 ft @ 16 sec
Secondary Swell Arrow
SECONDARY WSW (258) 2.1 ft @ 6 sec
TIDE LEVEL
Outgoing Mid Tide, 2.6 ft

Forecast Details

Basic
Detail
  • Wednesday, May 29
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    1-2 ft
    clean
    NE
    1mph
    2.5ft
    6s
    W
    12pm
    2-3 ft
    fair
    SW
    5mph
    2.6ft
    9s
    W
    6pm
    1 ft
    clean
    WNW
    4mph
    0.7ft
    15s
    SW
  • Best Board for Wednesday
  • Thursday, May 30
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    2 ft
    clean
    NNW
    1mph
    2.4ft
    6s
    WSW
    12pm
    2 ft
    fair
    S
    5mph
    2.5ft
    6s
    WSW
    6pm
    1-2 ft
    fair
    WSW
    6mph
    2.3ft
    6s
    WSW
  • Friday, May 31
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    1+ ft
    clean
    ESE
    1mph
    0.8ft
    16s
    SW
    12pm
    1-2 ft
    fair
    SSW
    6mph
    0.8ft
    16s
    SW
    6pm
    1-2 ft
    fair
    WSW
    6mph
    0.9ft
    16s
    SW
  • Saturday, Jun 1
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    2 ft
    clean
    NNW
    3mph
    0.9ft
    17s
    SW
    12pm
    2 ft
    choppy
    WSW
    7mph
    1ft
    17s
    SW
    6pm
    2 ft
    clean
    WNW
    7mph
    2.9ft
    6s
    WSW
  • Sunday, Jun 2
    SURF WIND SWELL
    6am
    2+ ft
    clean
    NNW
    6mph
    2.9ft
    6s
    WSW
    12pm
    2+ ft
    fair
    SW
    6mph
    2.9ft
    6s
    WSW
    6pm
    2+ ft
    clean
    NW
    9mph
    3.2ft
    6s
    WSW
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This forecast is for beaches with direct offshore winds from North-North-East to North, and was updated May 29, 2024 @ 6:57pm.
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