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Express Point Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.5
Coerenza del surf: 3.8
Livello di difficoltà: 4.2
Wind e kite surf: 1.3
Folle: 3.2

Overall: 3.6

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Express Point Swell Statistics, Febbraio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Express Point that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal February and is based upon 2102 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 highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each 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 biggest spokes, was SW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SSE. 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 4% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal February. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Express Point is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Express Point about 4% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 33% of the time. This is means that we expect 10 days with waves in a typical February, of which 1 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.