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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, Winter: All Swell – Any Wind

The figure shows the range of swells directed at Wijk aan Zee Noordpier through a typical northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 7747 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind and surf right at the coast so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Wijk aan Zee Noordpier. In this particular case the best grid node is 6 km away (4 miles).

The rose diagram shows 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 occurred 59% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red represents the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Wijk aan Zee Noordpier and offshore. We combine these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Wijk aan Zee Noordpier, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average northern hemisphere winter, 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.