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Waitarere avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 1.7
Consistência do surf: 2.7
Nível de dificuldade: 2.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 2.5
Multidões: 3.3

Overall: 2.9

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Waitarere Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Waitarere that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere summer and is based upon 6930 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 illustrates highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was W, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NW. 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 0.7% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal southern hemisphere summer. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Waitarere is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Waitarere about 0.7% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 21% of the time. This is means that we expect 20 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere summer, of which 1 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.