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Waipatiki Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.5
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 2.0
Folle: 4.0
Alloggio: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Waipatiki Swell Statistics, Febbraio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Waipatiki that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical February. It is based on 2102 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 represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the ENE. 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 9 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal February. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Waipatiki is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Waipatiki about 32% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 45% of the time. This is means that we expect 22 days with waves in a typical February, of which 9 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.