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Wainui Reef avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 3.0
Multidões: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Wainui Reef Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Wainui Reef that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere spring. It is based on 7251 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WNW. 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 36% of the time, equivalent to 33 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 1.1% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere spring, equivalent to just one day but 15% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 15%, equivalent to (14 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Wainui Reef is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Wainui Reef about 36% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 22% of the time. This is means that we expect 53 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere spring, of which 33 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.