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Balian Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.8
Coerenza del surf: 4.3
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.0
Folle: 2.8

Overall: 3.2

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Balian that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal May and is based upon 2200 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 represents the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing 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 57% of the time, equivalent to 18 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal May but 29% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 29%, equivalent to (9 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Balian is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Balian about 57% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 42% of the time. This is means that we expect 31 days with waves in a typical May, of which 18 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.