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Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 4.0
Nível de dificuldade: 1.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Albatross Swell Statistics, Agosto: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Albatross that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August. It is based on 2976 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either 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 biggest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WNW. 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 31% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 5% of the time (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Albatross is quite sheltered from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Albatross about 31% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 18% of the time. This is means that we expect 15 days with waves in a typical August, of which 10 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.