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Kaka Point Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 1.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Kaka Point Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Kaka Point that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere summer and is based upon 6931 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, 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 S, whereas the the prevailing 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 37% of the time, equivalent to 34 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 0.8% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere summer, equivalent to just one day but 8% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 8%, equivalent to (7 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Kaka Point is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Kaka Point about 37% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 28% of the time. This is means that we expect 59 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere summer, of which 34 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.