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El Zonte avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.5
Consistência do surf: 4.5
Nível de dificuldade: 4.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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El Zonte Swell Statistics, Setembro: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at El Zonte that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical September. It is based on 2400 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 show increasing swell sizes and red shows biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ENE. 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 55% of the time, equivalent to 16 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal September but 8% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 8%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that El Zonte is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at El Zonte about 55% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 45% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical September, 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.