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Karitane Point Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.5
Coerenza del surf: 2.0
Livello di difficoltà: 4.0
Wind e kite surf: 3.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Karitane Point Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Karitane Point that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere spring and is based upon 7252 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the NW. 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 7% of the time, equivalent to 6 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal southern hemisphere spring but 2.0% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 2.0%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Karitane Point is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Karitane Point about 7% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 16% of the time. This is means that we expect 21 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere spring, of which 6 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.