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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, Gennaio: 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 January and is based upon 2372 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 highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest 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 49% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 16% of the time (5 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor about 49% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 36% of the time. This is means that we expect 26 days with waves in a typical January, of which 15 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.