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El Coco Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.5
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 1.5
Wind e kite surf: 2.0
Folle: 3.5

Overall: 2.9

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El Coco Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at El Coco that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere winter and is based upon 6931 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the NE. 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 71% of the time, equivalent to 65 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere winter but 26% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 26%, equivalent to (24 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that El Coco is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at El Coco about 71% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 1.0% of the time. This is means that we expect 66 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 65 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.