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Bantham Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.2
Livello di difficoltà: 2.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.0
Folle: 2.4

Overall: 3.1

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Bantham Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Bantham that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 8724 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 show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WSW (which was the same as the most common 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 14% of the time, equivalent to 13 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal northern hemisphere autumn but 3% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 3%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Bantham is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Bantham about 14% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 63% of the time. This is means that we expect 70 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 13 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.