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Airport Lefts avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.0
Consistência do surf: 3.0
Nível de dificuldade: 3.5
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.0
Multidões: 2.5

Overall: 3.4

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Airport Lefts Swell Statistics, Maio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Airport Lefts that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal May. It is based on 2200 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the ESE. 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 94% of the time, equivalent to 29 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal May but 51% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 51%, equivalent to (16 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Airport Lefts is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Airport Lefts about 94% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 5% of the time. This is means that we expect 31 days with waves in a typical May, of which 29 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.