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El Emir avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.6
Consistência do surf: 3.6
Nível de dificuldade: 2.4
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.0
Multidões: 1.4

Overall: 3.3

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El Emir Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at El Emir that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere winter. It is based on 7266 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WNW. 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 18% of the time, equivalent to 16 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal southern hemisphere winter but 2% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 2%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that El Emir is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at El Emir about 18% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 38% of the time. This is means that we expect 51 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere winter, of which 16 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.