Is Capitola good for surfing?

Is Capitola good for surfing?

A soft, gentle, right-hand reef/point that is popular with beginners and longboarders, Capitola is a staple of the Santa Cruz surf scene, and has the crowds to prove it (especially in summer). There is also a shorter, slightly more powerful left off the back of the right.

Where can I surf in Capitola?

Best Places for Surfing in Santa Cruz

  • Steamer Lane. Which brings us to our first great surf spot, Steamer Lane.
  • Cowell Beach. The next surf spot on our list is Cowell Beach.
  • Natural Bridges.
  • 30th and East Cliff.
  • Pleasure Point and the Hook.
  • Capitola Beach.

Where can I learn to surf in Santa Cruz?

Santa Cruz Surf Spots

  • Cowell’s. A good starting point; 109 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
  • Capitola Jetty. Great for beginners; San Jose Ave & Esplanade Capitola, CA 95010.
  • Steamer Lane. Hazardous surf; West Cliff, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
  • Pleasure Point.
  • Manresa State Beach.
  • The Hook.
  • 30th and East Cliff.
  • Natural Bridges.

How big are the waves at Capitola?

Current Surf Report for Capitola Current Conditions

Low 5:02AM 0.89ft
High 11:31AM 5.48ft
Low 5:42PM -0.16ft

Why is Santa Cruz so good for surfing?

Santa Cruz has it all! The coast is conveniently shaped to ensure there’s always a spot to absorb swell from just about any direction. From beginning to advanced waves, a reef, beach and point break, Santa Cruz has got it all! Fall through spring is mostly northwest swell, and spring through fall is mostly south swell.

Is it safe to surf in Santa Cruz?

The answer is, “Yes, you are SAFE!” when surfing Santa Cruz and Capitola Beach! Why, you may ask? The simple answer: KELP. Our local kelp forests offer extra protection, a barrier of sorts, that sits right out from the break.

Is it hard to surf?

Before you start surfing, you must know this: surfing is one of the most difficult and complex sport in the world. Elements such as wind, tides and swells are affecting the waves you surf differently every single day. It’s a very challenging and enjoyable learning process.

Do you tip surf instructors?

Tips are accepted and always appreciated but not expected. A standard tip is 15-20% of the lesson price, but whatever you feel inclined to give is totally acceptable.

Where is Capitola jetty?

Santa Cruz County
Capitola Wharf in Capitola, California Perched above the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz County, the wharf is nestled at the base of hill that contains some of the counties oldest condominiums and vacation homes.

Does Santa Cruz have sharks?

Santa Cruz and the northern Monterey Bay have become a Shark Rookery every year! The warm waters every spring and our shallow, sandy shores have become an ideal habitat for these awesome and mysterious creatures. Get close up viewing of Great White Sharks only mere yards away from the beach on these 2 hour trips.

Can you swim at Capitola beach?

Into the Surf Tame waves usually make Capitola a great place to play in the surf, to try your skill at stand-up paddle boarding, to skimboard, swim, and kayak.