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Ballinskelligs Bay Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.0
Coerenza del surf: 2.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Ballinskelligs Bay Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Ballinskelligs Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 6931 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either 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 WSW (which was the same as the dominant wind direction). 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 5% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 1.3% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere winter, equivalent to just one day but 2.0% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 2.0%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Ballinskelligs Bay is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Ballinskelligs Bay about 5% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 37% of the time. This is means that we expect 38 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 5 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.