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Westward Ho avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.3
Consistência do surf: 3.2
Nível de dificuldade: 2.7
Windsurf e kite surf: 5.0
Multidões: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Westward Ho Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Westward Ho that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere winter and is based upon 6931 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WSW. 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 10% of the time, equivalent to 9 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere winter but 3% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 3%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Westward Ho is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Westward Ho about 10% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 62% of the time. This is means that we expect 66 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 9 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.