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Waipatiki avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.5
Consistência do surf: 3.0
Nível de dificuldade: 2.0
Multidões: 4.0
Acomodação: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Waipatiki Swell Statistics, Maio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Waipatiki that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical May. It is based on 2696 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 red shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either 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 largest spokes, was SE, whereas the the prevailing 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 47% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal May but 7% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 7%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Waipatiki is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Waipatiki about 47% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 35% of the time. This is means that we expect 25 days with waves in a typical May, of which 15 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.