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Cap Lopez Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.5
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 4.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Cap Lopez Swell Statistics, Aprile: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Cap Lopez that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical April. It is based on 2640 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSW (which was the same as the prevailing wind direction). 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 63% of the time, equivalent to 19 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal April but 23% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 23%, equivalent to (7 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Cap Lopez is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Cap Lopez about 63% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 37% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical April, of which 19 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.