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Balnakiel Bay Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Balnakiel Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal year and is based upon 28044 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red illustrates biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW, whereas the the prevailing 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 10% of the time, equivalent to 36 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 0.5% of the time (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Balnakiel Bay is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Balnakiel Bay about 10% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 51% of the time. This is means that we expect 223 days with waves in a typical year, of which 36 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.