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El Capitan ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.4

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Wave buoys close to El Capitan

(Santa Barbara, USA)

For each wave buoy we keep two record sets: an hour record and the long-range 6 hourly one.


Wave buoys nearest to :

1. East Santa Barbara Buoy last 18 hours, hourly last 5 days, each 6hr 18 mi
2. Santa Barbara Buoy last 18 hours, hourly last 5 days, each 6hr 28 mi
3. Santa Maria Buoy last 18 hours, hourly last 5 days, each 6hr 55 mi
4. South Santa Rosa Island Buoy last 18 hours, hourly last 5 days, each 6hr 55 mi
5. PT Arguello Buoy last 18 hours, hourly last 5 days, each 6hr 57 mi

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