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Wijk aan Zee Noordpier avaliaçãos
Qualidade em um dia bom: 2.0
Consistência do surf: 2.6
Nível de dificuldade: 1.8
Windsurf e kite surf: 4.8
Multidões: 2.4

Overall: 2.7

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Wijk aan Zee Noordpier Swell Statistics, Janeiro: All Swell – Any Wind

The figure shows the range of swells directed at Wijk aan Zee Noordpier over a normal January and is based upon 2611 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coast so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Wijk aan Zee Noordpier, and at Wijk aan Zee Noordpier the best grid node is 6 km away (4 miles).

The rose diagram describes the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing without direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These were forecast 59% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Wijk aan Zee Noordpier and out to sea. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To keep it simple we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Wijk aan Zee Noordpier, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical January, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Wijk aan Zee Noordpier run for about 41% of the time.

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.