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Encuentro Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.3
Coerenza del surf: 4.2
Livello di difficoltà: 3.5
Wind e kite surf: 3.5
Folle: 2.4

Overall: 3.7

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Encuentro Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Encuentro that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere spring and is based upon 6580 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 represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was NE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the E. 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 22% of the time, equivalent to 20 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal northern hemisphere spring but 9% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 9%, equivalent to (8 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Encuentro is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Encuentro about 22% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 65% of the time. This is means that we expect 79 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 20 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.