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Kuau Pipes Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 4.3
Livello di difficoltà: 1.0
Folle: 4.0
Alloggio: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Kuau Pipes Swell Statistics, Dicembre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Kuau Pipes that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical December and is based upon 2705 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 represents the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NNE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the E. 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 44% of the time, equivalent to 13 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 2% of the time in a typical December, equivalent to just one day but 24% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 24%, equivalent to (7 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Kuau Pipes is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Kuau Pipes about 44% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 15% of the time. This is means that we expect 18 days with waves in a typical December, of which 13 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.