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Smoothwater Bay Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 5.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Folle: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Smoothwater Bay Swell Statistics, Ottobre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Smoothwater Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal October. 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 shows the highest 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 dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW, whereas the the dominant 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 7% of the time, equivalent to 2 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 predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Smoothwater Bay is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Smoothwater Bay about 7% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 21% of the time. This is means that we expect 9 days with waves in a typical October, of which 2 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.