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Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 3.0
Nível de dificuldade: 3.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Airports Swell Statistics, Dezembro: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Airports that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal December. It is based on 2953 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing 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 36% of the time, equivalent to 11 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal December. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Airports is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Airports about 36% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 46% of the time. This is means that we expect 25 days with waves in a typical December, of which 11 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.