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Alexandra Headland Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.7
Livello di difficoltà: 2.3
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 2.0

Overall: 3.6

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Alexandra Headland Swell Statistics, Maggio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Alexandra Headland that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical May and is based upon 2838 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 show 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 happens.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was ESE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SSE. 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 32% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal May but 11% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 11%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Alexandra Headland is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Alexandra Headland about 32% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 59% of the time. This is means that we expect 28 days with waves in a typical May, of which 10 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.