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Anna Maria Key Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.5
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 1.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.0
Folle: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Anna Maria Key Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Anna Maria Key that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere autumn and is based upon 8462 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 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 commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW, 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 7% of the time, equivalent to 6 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal northern hemisphere autumn. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Anna Maria Key is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Anna Maria Key about 7% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 16% of the time. This is means that we expect 21 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 6 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.