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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 over a normal October. It is based on 2975 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 shows the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was ENE, 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 33% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal October. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Taupo Bay is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Taupo Bay about 33% of the time and that surf is messed up 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 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.