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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, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Northern Rights that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere spring and is based upon 8724 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SW, 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 13% of the time, equivalent to 12 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal southern hemisphere spring but 4% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 4%, equivalent to (4 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Northern Rights is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Northern Rights about 13% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 78% of the time. This is means that we expect 83 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere spring, of which 12 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.