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Arpoador Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.6
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 2.0
Wind e kite surf: 1.2
Folle: 1.2

Overall: 3.3

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Arpoador Swell Statistics, Luglio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Arpoador that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal July. It is based on 2480 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 shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant 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 25% of the time, equivalent to 8 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal July but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Arpoador is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Arpoador about 25% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 18% of the time. This is means that we expect 13 days with waves in a typical July, of which 8 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.