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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 34° 27.466' N
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park in campground right off Highway 101
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionWest
Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Absolutely epic. One of the best point breaks in california, if not anwyhere....The problem: It needs a very good sized west swell to get around to the islands, otherwise its flat. Also when it does go off you will most likely be sharing it with you and your favorite 100 friends who have all been waiting for the handful of times a year the place will break.
If you can get this place on a good day it is deffinately worth it.
By murf da surf , 06-01-2010
Keep it Clean - I was out at El Cap with some bro's from out of town and caught it really fun head high day. A few drop in's, but they apologized. We kicked it at the bench, brought beers for some of the loc's, and then grabbed all our trash and brought it back home. Keep it clean bro's, this place is awesome.
By Anonymous , 11-03-2009
El Kelp - Man, What up wit' the kelp. Reminds me of a song, Kelp me Rhonda, Kelp Kelp me Rhonda. Anyway, stay away or I'll stare at you till you call me out. Then I'll say sorry and go to Edwards. Later Bros. P.S. Shut up.
By RedTriangleSurf , 29-07-2008
Gem - El Cap is a gem to say the least. My favorite place on earth. I surf it all the time but with the increase in people going I have started to notice a trash problem around the bench. For all you people, locals included please take your trash with you this place is to beautiful to let it be abuse I know the Chumash kept it in good shape now its our turn. Smile in the lineup.
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