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Shingles Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 5.0
Coerenza del surf: 2.5
Livello di difficoltà: 3.5
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Shingles that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October and is based upon 2976 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WNW, 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 6% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 2.0% of the time in a typical October, equivalent to just one day. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Shingles is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Shingles about 6% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 16% of the time. This is means that we expect 7 days with waves in a typical October, of which 2 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.