uk es it fr pt nl
Waiwakaiho avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 2.7
Nível de dificuldade: 3.3
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.0
Multidões: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

Ver todas as 18 avaliações

Baseado em 3 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Waiwakaiho Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Waiwakaiho that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 6580 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 represents largest 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 prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WSW (which was the same as the most common wind direction). 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 20% of the time, equivalent to 18 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 0.6% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Waiwakaiho is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Waiwakaiho about 20% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 43% of the time. This is means that we expect 57 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 18 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.