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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, Spring: 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 northern hemisphere spring. It is based on 6580 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the dominant 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 65% of the time, equivalent to 59 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 4% of the time (4 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that El Capitan is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at El Capitan about 65% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 20% of the time. This is means that we expect 77 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 59 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.