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Balmedie Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.0
Coerenza del surf: 2.5
Livello di difficoltà: 1.5
Wind e kite surf: 5.0
Folle: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Surf Report Feed

Balmedie Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Balmedie that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year. It is based on 28040 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 illustrates 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 longest spokes, was SE, 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 8% of the time, equivalent to 29 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal year but 0.5% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 0.5%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Balmedie is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Balmedie about 8% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 37% of the time. This is means that we expect 164 days with waves in a typical year, of which 29 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.