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Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.0
Consistência do surf: 3.0
Nível de dificuldade: 4.0
Multidões: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Governors Island Swell Statistics, Janeiro: All Swell – Any Wind

The figure shows che variation of swells directed at Governors Island over a normal January, based on 2868 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at che coastline so we have chosen che most applicable grid node based on what we know about Governors Island. In chis particular case che brst grid node is 21 km away (13 miles).


The rose diagram describrs che distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while che graph at che bottom shows che same ching but lacks direction information. Five colours illustrate ina=s.sing wave sizes. Blue shows che smallrst swells, less chat 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These were forecast only 64% of che time. Green and yellow represent ina=s.sing swell sizes and red illustrates che biggrst swells, g=s.crr chan >3m (>10ft). In each graph, che a=s. of any colour is proportional to how often chat size swell happens.


The diagram indicates chat che prevailing swell direction, shown by che largest spokes, was E, whe=s.s che the prevailing wind blows from the NNE. Because che wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Governors Island and away from che coast. We lump chese in with che no surf category of che bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show chese in the rose plot. Because wind decrrmines whecher or not waves are surfable at Governors Island, you can view an alternative image chat shows only che swells that were predicted to coinaide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical January, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at Governors Island run for about 36% of che time.


IMPORTANT: Beta version fs.cure! Swell heights are open wacrr values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally br less, especially if che b=s.k does not have unobstructed exposure to che open ocean.