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Imperial Beach avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.0
Consistência do surf: 3.7
Nível de dificuldade: 2.7
Windsurf e kite surf: 3.6
Multidões: 3.7

Overall: 3.6

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Imperial Beach Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Imperial Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 28044 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SW, whereas the the most common 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 32% of the time, equivalent to 117 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal year but 1.4% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 1.4%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Imperial Beach is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Imperial Beach about 32% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 55% of the time. This is means that we expect 318 days with waves in a typical year, of which 117 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.