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Pataua Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.5
Coerenza del surf: 3.2
Livello di difficoltà: 2.5
Wind e kite surf: 3.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Pataua Swell Statistics, Ottobre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Pataua that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October. It is based on 2479 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 illustrates the largest 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 prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the W. 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 30% of the time, equivalent to 9 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal October. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Pataua is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Pataua about 30% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 27% of the time. This is means that we expect 18 days with waves in a typical October, of which 9 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.