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Terceira - Porto Novo Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 1.0
Folle: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Terceira - Porto Novo Swell Statistics, Dicembre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Terceira - Porto Novo that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal December and is based upon 2953 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 biggest 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 NNW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. 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 27% of the time, equivalent to 8 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 11% of the time (3 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Terceira - Porto Novo is quite sheltered from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Terceira - Porto Novo about 27% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 23% of the time. This is means that we expect 15 days with waves in a typical December, of which 8 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.