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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, Spring: 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 northern hemisphere spring. It is based on 8052 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red illustrates highest 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 prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest 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 39% of the time, equivalent to 35 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere spring but 12% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 12%, equivalent to (11 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Kuau Pipes is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Kuau Pipes about 39% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 21% of the time. This is means that we expect 55 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 35 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.