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Watermans avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.3
Consistência do surf: 2.7
Nível de dificuldade: 1.7
Windsurf e kite surf: 2.5
Multidões: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Watermans that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere autumn and is based upon 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 represent 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 was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SSE. 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 48% of the time, equivalent to 44 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 1.5% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 13% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 13%, equivalent to (12 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Watermans is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Watermans about 48% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 51% of the time. This is means that we expect 90 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 44 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.