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East End and The Gap avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.0
Consistência do surf: 2.0
Nível de dificuldade: 2.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 4.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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East End and The Gap Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at East End and The Gap that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere spring. It is based on 7252 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 represents biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). 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 largest spokes, was WSW (which was the same as the prevailing wind direction). 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 16% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal southern hemisphere spring but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that East End and The Gap is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at East End and The Gap about 16% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 61% of the time. This is means that we expect 70 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere spring, of which 15 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.