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Beliche Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.0
Coerenza del surf: 2.0
Livello di difficoltà: 2.5
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 1.5

Overall: 1.4

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Beliche Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Beliche that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere spring. It is based on 6580 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 red shows biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NNW. 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 20% of the time, equivalent to 18 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 1.1% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere spring, equivalent to just one day but 19% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 19%, equivalent to (17 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Beliche is quite sheltered from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Beliche about 20% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 13% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 18 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.