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El Capitan beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 4.0
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 1.8
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 4.2
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.0
Bezoekers: 2.5

Overall: 2.4

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Surf Report Feed

El Capitan Golf Statistieken, April: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at El Capitan that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal April. It is based on 2880 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 highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WNW (which was the same as the dominant wind direction). 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 arise 4% of the time in a typical April, equivalent to just one day but 43% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 43%, equivalent to (13 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that El Capitan is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at El Capitan about 69% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 17% of the time. This is means that we expect 26 days with waves in a typical April, of which 21 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.