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Campbells Bay Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.3
Coerenza del surf: 3.6
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 2.0
Folle: 3.6

Overall: 3.3

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Campbells Bay Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Campbells Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 8052 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NW. 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 33% of the time, equivalent to 30 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 0.6% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Campbells Bay is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Campbells Bay about 33% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 38% of the time. This is means that we expect 65 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 30 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.