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Katwijk aan Zee avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.3
Consistência do surf: 2.0
Nível de dificuldade: 3.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 4.5
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Katwijk aan Zee Swell Statistics, Maio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Katwijk aan Zee that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical May. It is based on 2197 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NNW. 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 4% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal May. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Katwijk aan Zee is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Katwijk aan Zee about 4% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 35% of the time. This is means that we expect 12 days with waves in a typical May, of which 1 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.