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Arpoador avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.6
Consistência do surf: 3.0
Nível de dificuldade: 2.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.2
Multidões: 1.2

Overall: 3.3

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Arpoador Swell Statistics, Abril: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Arpoador that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal April. It is based on 2160 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 show increasing swell sizes and red shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ENE. 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 26% of the time, equivalent to 8 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal April but 5% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 5%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Arpoador is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Arpoador about 26% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 15% of the time. This is means that we expect 12 days with waves in a typical April, of which 8 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.