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Whatarangi Bombora avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 3.5
ConsistĂŞncia do surf: 3.0
NĂ­vel de dificuldade: 3.0
Windsurf e kite surf: 1.0
Multidões: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Whatarangi Bombora Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Whatarangi Bombora that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 6580 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was S, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NNW. 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 19% of the time, equivalent to 17 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal southern hemisphere autumn but 2% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 2%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Whatarangi Bombora is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Whatarangi Bombora about 19% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 49% of the time. This is means that we expect 62 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 17 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.