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Keel Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.3
Coerenza del surf: 3.3
Livello di difficoltà: 3.5
Wind e kite surf: 5.0
Folle: 4.3

Overall: 4.3

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Surf Report Feed

Keel Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Keel that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere autumn 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red shows largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SW. 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 8% of the time, equivalent to 7 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 0.7% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 2% of the time can expect small swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 2%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Keel is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Keel about 8% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 53% of the time. This is means that we expect 56 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 7 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.