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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.8
Coerenza del surf: 3.8
Livello di difficoltà: 4.8
Wind e kite surf: 1.9
Folle: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Swell Statistics, Febbraio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical February and is based upon 2102 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red represents the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the E. 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 54% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 13% of the time (4 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor about 54% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 24% of the time. This is means that we expect 22 days with waves in a typical February, of which 15 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.