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Encuentro Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.4
Coerenza del surf: 4.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.5
Wind e kite surf: 3.5
Folle: 2.5

Overall: 3.7

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Encuentro Swell Statistics, Summer: 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 summer. It is based on 8738 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 shows the biggest 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 most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ESE. 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 14% of the time, equivalent to 13 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere summer but 4% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 4%, equivalent to (4 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Encuentro is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Encuentro about 14% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 35% of the time. This is means that we expect 45 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere summer, of which 13 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.