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Avaavaroa Passage Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.2
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.6
Wind e kite surf: 3.5
Folle: 4.6

Overall: 3.7

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Avaavaroa Passage Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Avaavaroa Passage that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere spring. It is based on 8476 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the E. 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 19% of the time, equivalent to 17 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal southern hemisphere spring but 9% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 9%, equivalent to (8 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Avaavaroa Passage is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Avaavaroa Passage about 19% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 36% of the time. This is means that we expect 50 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere spring, of which 17 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.