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Salsa Brava Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.7
Coerenza del surf: 4.7
Livello di difficoltà: 4.7
Wind e kite surf: 5.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 4.9

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Salsa Brava Swell Statistics, Agosto: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Salsa Brava that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August. It is based on 2976 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NW. 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 52% of the time, equivalent to 16 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal August but 15% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 15%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Salsa Brava is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Salsa Brava about 52% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 44% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical August, of which 16 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.