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Elliot Bay Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.2
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.3
Folle: 4.2

Overall: 3.4

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Elliot Bay Swell Statistics, Maggio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Elliot Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical May. It is based on 2696 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WSW. 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 31% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal May but 6% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 6%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Elliot Bay is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Elliot Bay about 31% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 35% of the time. This is means that we expect 20 days with waves in a typical May, of which 10 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.