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Caister-on-Sea Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 1.0
Coerenza del surf: 2.0
Livello di difficoltà: 1.0
Wind e kite surf: 2.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Caister-on-Sea Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Caister-on-Sea that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 7764 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 illustrates the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was N, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WSW. 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 4% of the time, equivalent to 4 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere winter 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 predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Caister-on-Sea is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Caister-on-Sea about 4% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 9% of the time. This is means that we expect 12 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 4 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.