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Abalone Cove Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 1.5
Coerenza del surf: 1.5
Livello di difficoltà: 1.0
Folle: 2.0
Alloggio: 1.0

Overall: 1.5

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Abalone Cove Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Abalone Cove that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere spring. 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 represent increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the W. 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 0.9% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere spring but 8% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 8%, equivalent to (7 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Abalone Cove is quite sheltered from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Abalone Cove about 0.9% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 2% of the time. This is means that we expect 3 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 1 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.