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Alabama Point Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.5
Coerenza del surf: 3.5
Livello di difficoltà: 1.5
Wind e kite surf: 2.0
Folle: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Alabama Point Swell Statistics, Gennaio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Alabama Point that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical January. It is based on 2860 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NE. 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 10% of the time, equivalent to 3 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal January. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds we estimate that clean surf can be found at Alabama Point about 10% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 33% of the time. This is means that we expect 13 days with waves in a typical January, of which 3 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.