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Espinho Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.8
Coerenza del surf: 4.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.8
Folle: 2.6

Overall: 3.9

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Surf Report Feed

Espinho Swell Statistics, Agosto: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Espinho that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August. It is based on 2480 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows highest 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 prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NW. 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 17% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal August but 7% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 7%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Espinho is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Espinho about 17% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 73% of the time. This is means that we expect 28 days with waves in a typical August, of which 5 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.