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Balangan Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 4.0
Livello di difficoltà: 2.6
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 2.2

Overall: 3.4

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Balangan Swell Statistics, Maggio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Balangan that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical May. It is based on 2200 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 show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the ESE. 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 93% of the time, equivalent to 29 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal May but 52% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 52%, equivalent to (16 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Balangan is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Balangan about 93% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 4% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical May, of which 29 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.