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Arinaga avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 3.5
Nível de dificuldade: 4.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 3.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Arinaga Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Arinaga that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 6931 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NE. 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 2% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere winter but 1.9% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 1.9%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Arinaga is quite sheltered from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Arinaga about 2% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 21% of the time. This is means that we expect 21 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 2 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.