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Delaware Bay (East end) Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.5
Coerenza del surf: 2.0
Livello di difficoltà: 2.5
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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Delaware Bay (East end) Swell Statistics, Ottobre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Delaware Bay (East end) that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October and is based upon 1984 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red represents biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WNW. 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 3% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal October. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Delaware Bay (East end) is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Delaware Bay (East end) about 3% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 22% of the time. This is means that we expect 8 days with waves in a typical October, of which 1 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.