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El Capitan Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 1.8
Livello di difficoltà: 4.2
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 2.5

Overall: 2.4

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El Capitan Swell Statistics, Novembre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at El Capitan that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal November. It is based on 2801 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the NW. The chart at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. For example, swells larger than 1.5 feet (0.5m) coincided with good wind conditions 69% of the time, equivalent to 21 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 3% of the time in a typical November, equivalent to just one day but 36% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 36%, equivalent to (11 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that El Capitan is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at El Capitan about 69% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 15% of the time. This is means that we expect 25 days with waves in a typical November, of which 21 days should be surfable.

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.