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Encuentro avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.4
Consistência do surf: 4.0
Nível de dificuldade: 3.5
Windsurf e kite surf: 3.5
Multidões: 2.5

Overall: 3.7

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Surf Report Feed

Encuentro Swell Statistics, Agosto: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Encuentro that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August and is based upon 2976 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 represents the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ESE. 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 15% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal August. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Encuentro is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Encuentro about 15% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 38% of the time. This is means that we expect 16 days with waves in a typical August, of which 5 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.