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Ballycastle avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.7
Consistência do surf: 2.7
Nível de dificuldade: 4.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.5
Multidões: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Ballycastle Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Ballycastle that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere summer. It is based on 7352 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 red illustrates 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 most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WSW. 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 0.3% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere summer. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Ballycastle is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Ballycastle about 0.3% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 12% of the time. This is means that we expect 11 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere summer, of which 0 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.