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Balephetrish (Tiree) Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Balephetrish (Tiree) Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Balephetrish (Tiree) that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 8485 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the prevailing 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 36% of the time, equivalent to 33 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 13% of the time (12 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Balephetrish (Tiree) is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Balephetrish (Tiree) about 36% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 44% of the time. This is means that we expect 73 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 33 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.