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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

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

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Waiwakaiho 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 represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and highest 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 happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the W. 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 23% of the time, equivalent to 7 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal May but 9% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 9%, equivalent to (3 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 estimate that clean surf can be found at Waiwakaiho about 23% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 49% of the time. This is means that we expect 22 days with waves in a typical May, of which 7 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.