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West Peak avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 4.0
Consistência do surf: 4.0
Nível de dificuldade: 5.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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West Peak Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at West Peak that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 6931 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 shows the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SSW. 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 37% of the time, equivalent to 34 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 1.2% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere winter, equivalent to just one day but 12% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 12%, equivalent to (11 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that West Peak is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at West Peak about 37% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 58% of the time. This is means that we expect 86 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 34 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.