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Wharariki Beach Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.7
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Wharariki Beach Swell Statistics, Ottobre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Wharariki Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October. It is based on 2480 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W (which was the same as the most common wind direction). 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 28% of the time, equivalent to 9 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 5% of the time (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Wharariki Beach is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Wharariki Beach about 28% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 70% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical October, of which 9 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.