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Kahutara Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.7
Coerenza del surf: 2.7
Livello di difficoltà: 4.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.0
Folle: 3.7

Overall: 3.9

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Kahutara Swell Statistics, Gennaio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Kahutara that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal January. It is based on 2620 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 illustrates highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the ENE. 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 16% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal January. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Kahutara is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Kahutara about 16% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 44% of the time. This is means that we expect 19 days with waves in a typical January, of which 5 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.