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

Overall: 3.2

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Indicators point Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Indicators point that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere summer. It is based on 6931 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 represent increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the W. 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 35% of the time, equivalent to 32 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal southern hemisphere summer but 20% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 20%, equivalent to (18 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Indicators point is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Indicators point about 35% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 64% of the time. This is means that we expect 90 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere summer, of which 32 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.