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

Overall: 3.0

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Whatarangi Bombora that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal year. It is based on 28044 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in 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 frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was S, whereas the the dominant 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 18% of the time, equivalent to 66 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal year but 1.6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 1.6%, equivalent to (6 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Whatarangi Bombora is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Whatarangi Bombora about 18% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 46% of the time. This is means that we expect 234 days with waves in a typical year, of which 66 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.