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Whangapoua avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.7
Consistência do surf: 2.7
Nível de dificuldade: 2.7
Windsurf e kite surf: 3.0
Multidões: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Whangapoua Swell Statistics, Dezembro: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Whangapoua that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal December. It is based on 2457 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 red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, 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 ENE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the NW. 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 0.2% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal December. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Whangapoua is quite sheltered from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Whangapoua about 0.2% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 5% of the time. This is means that we expect 2 days with waves in a typical December, of which 0 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.