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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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El Capitan Surf and Wind Quality by Month (CAL – Santa Barbara, USA)

The charts below show frequency of occurrence of a certain swell or wind in El Capitan, broken down by both direction and strength (wave height).

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.

El Capitan Surf and Wind Distribution by Month

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This chart illustrates the range of swells directed at El Capitan over a normal August,... (show all text)

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This chart illustrates the variation of swells directed at El Capitan through an averag... (show all text)

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This chart describes the variation of swells directed at El Capitan through a typical N... (show all text)

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The graph describes the range of swells directed at El Capitan through a typical Decemb... (show all text)

You can also compare this with El Capitan swell conditioned on favourable winds.

Also see overall El Capitan surf quality charts (on the guide page) and El Capitan surf quality by season.