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Kahutara Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.5
Coerenza del surf: 2.5
Livello di difficoltà: 4.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Kahutara that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere winter. It is based on 7266 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 represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WNW. 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 27 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 0.9% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere winter, equivalent to just one day but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Kahutara is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Kahutara about 30% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 43% of the time. This is means that we expect 66 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere winter, of which 27 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.