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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 Season (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.

Seasonal El Capitan Swell and Wind Distribution

The figure describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)

This picture illustrates the variation of swells directed at El Capitan over a normal n... (show all text)

This chart shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions th... (show all text)

The figure describes the combination of swells directed at El Capitan over a normal nor... (show all text)

The figure illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directi... (show all text)

This picture shows the combination of swells directed at El Capitan over a normal north... (show all text)

The figure illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directi... (show all text)

This picture shows the combination of swells directed at El Capitan over a normal north... (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 month.