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El Capitan avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 1.8
Nível de dificuldade: 4.2
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.0
Multidões: 2.5

Overall: 2.4

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

This image shows only the swells directed at El Capitan that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical November and is based upon 2387 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 both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing 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 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 35% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 35%, equivalent to (10 days). Taking into account the ratio 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 69% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 17% of the time. This is means that we expect 26 days with waves in a typical November, 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.