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Cardiff Reef Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.3
Coerenza del surf: 4.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 2.3

Overall: 3.2

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Cardiff Reef Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Cardiff Reef that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 33204 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents the largest 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 biggest spokes, was W (which was the same as the most common 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 15% of the time, equivalent to 55 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal year but 3% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 3%, equivalent to (11 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Cardiff Reef is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Cardiff Reef about 15% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 14% of the time. This is means that we expect 106 days with waves in a typical year, of which 55 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.