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Esposende Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.8
Livello di difficoltà: 2.8
Wind e kite surf: 3.5
Folle: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Surf Report Feed

Esposende Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Esposende that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 28044 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NNW. 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 30% of the time, equivalent to 110 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.2% of the time (4 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Esposende is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Esposende about 30% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 65% of the time. This is means that we expect 347 days with waves in a typical year, of which 110 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.