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

Overall: 4.0

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Balephuil (Tiree) Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Balephuil (Tiree) that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere spring and is based upon 8682 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 red shows largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each 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 longest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common 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 19% of the time, equivalent to 17 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 1.0% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere spring, equivalent to just one day but 3% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 3%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Balephuil (Tiree) is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Balephuil (Tiree) about 19% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 59% of the time. This is means that we expect 71 days with waves in a typical northern 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.

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.