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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, Ottobre: 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 October. It is based on 2477 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SE, whereas the the dominant 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 34% of the time, equivalent to 11 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal October. 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 estimate that clean surf can be found at Waipatiki about 34% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 29% of the time. This is means that we expect 20 days with waves in a typical October, of which 11 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.