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Ballycotton Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 1.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ballycotton Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Ballycotton that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere winter and is based upon 6931 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WSW. 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 27% of the time, equivalent to 25 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 7% of the time (6 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Ballycotton is quite sheltered from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Ballycotton about 27% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 12% of the time. This is means that we expect 35 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 25 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.