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Te Awanga Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.4
Coerenza del surf: 2.6
Livello di difficoltà: 2.5
Wind e kite surf: 1.9
Folle: 2.6

Overall: 3.2

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Te Awanga Swell Statistics, Ottobre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Te Awanga that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October. It is based on 2973 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was E, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WNW. 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 10% of the time, equivalent to 3 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal October. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Te Awanga is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Te Awanga about 10% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 16% of the time. This is means that we expect 8 days with waves in a typical October, of which 3 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.