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Aussie pipe avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 1.5
Nível de dificuldade: 3.8
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.0
Multidões: 2.5

Overall: 2.5

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Aussie pipe Swell Statistics, Abril: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Aussie pipe that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal April. It is based on 2880 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. 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 4% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal April but 10% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 10%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Aussie pipe is quite sheltered from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Aussie pipe about 4% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 23% of the time. This is means that we expect 8 days with waves in a typical April, of which 1 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.