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Maitencillo Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.5
Coerenza del surf: 3.5
Livello di difficoltà: 2.8
Wind e kite surf: 1.1
Folle: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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Maitencillo Swell Statistics, Settembre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Maitencillo that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical September and is based upon 2880 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SSW. 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 21% of the time, equivalent to 6 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal September but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Maitencillo is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Maitencillo about 21% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 79% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical September, 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.