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El Faro avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 1.0
Consistência do surf: 4.0
Nível de dificuldade: 3.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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

This image shows only the swells directed at El Faro that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter and is based upon 6931 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and largest 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 prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the NW. 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 54% of the time, equivalent to 49 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal northern hemisphere winter but 8% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 8%, equivalent to (7 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that El Faro is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at El Faro about 54% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 32% of the time. This is means that we expect 78 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 49 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.