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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 through a typical April and is based upon 2640 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red represents the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WNW (which was the same as the most common 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. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 5% of the time (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected 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 69% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 18% of the time. This is means that we expect 26 days with waves in a typical April, 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.