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Isle of Palms Pier avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.7
Consistência do surf: 2.3
Nível de dificuldade: 1.9
Windsurf e kite surf: 3.9
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Isle of Palms Pier Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Isle of Palms Pier that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere summer. It is based on 8738 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 represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the S. 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 16% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal northern hemisphere summer. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Isle of Palms Pier is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Isle of Palms Pier about 16% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 67% of the time. This is means that we expect 76 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere summer, of which 15 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.