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Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 5.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Kekerengu that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere autumn and is based upon 8682 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 show 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 commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NNW. 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 17% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.7% of the time (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Kekerengu is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Kekerengu about 17% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 47% of the time. This is means that we expect 58 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 15 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.