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Back Strands Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 5.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Folle: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Back Strands Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Back Strands that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal year. It is based on 28044 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SW. 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 21% of the time, equivalent to 77 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 2.0% of the time (7 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Back Strands is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Back Strands about 21% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 48% of the time. This is means that we expect 252 days with waves in a typical year, of which 77 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.