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Taupo Bay Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 4.2
Livello di difficoltà: 2.4
Wind e kite surf: 5.0
Folle: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Taupo Bay 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 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 represents biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the prevailing 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 32% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal October but 5% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 5%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Taupo Bay is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Taupo Bay about 32% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 25% of the time. This is means that we expect 18 days with waves in a typical October, of which 10 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.