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Bar Beach Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.2
Coerenza del surf: 4.0
Livello di difficoltà: 2.0
Wind e kite surf: 2.8
Folle: 2.2

Overall: 3.8

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Bar Beach Swell Statistics, Agosto: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Bar Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August. It is based on 2976 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. 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 prevailing wind blows from the W. 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 40% of the time, equivalent to 12 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal August but 14% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 14%, equivalent to (4 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Bar Beach is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Bar Beach about 40% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 40% of the time. This is means that we expect 25 days with waves in a typical August, of which 12 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.