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Back Beach avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.3
Consistência do surf: 3.3
Nível de dificuldade: 2.7
Windsurf e kite surf: 3.5
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Back Beach Swell Statistics, Maio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Back Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal May and is based upon 2838 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 highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SE. 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 38% of the time, equivalent to 12 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 7% of the time (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Back Beach is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Back Beach about 38% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 62% of the time. This is means that we expect 31 days with waves in a typical May, of which 12 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.