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Northern Rights avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.0
Consistência do surf: 1.7
Nível de dificuldade: 2.5
Windsurf e kite surf: 4.0
Multidões: 2.7

Overall: 2.7

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Northern Rights Swell Statistics, Abril: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Northern Rights that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical April. It is based on 2640 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ESE. 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 26% of the time, equivalent to 8 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal April but 5% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 5%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Northern Rights is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Northern Rights about 26% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 46% of the time. This is means that we expect 22 days with waves in a typical April, of which 8 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.