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Waiwakaiho Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 4.0
Coerenza del surf: 2.7
Livello di difficoltà: 3.3
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Waiwakaiho Swell Statistics, Ottobre: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Waiwakaiho 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 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 red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WSW (which was the same as the dominant 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 15% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal October but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Waiwakaiho is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Waiwakaiho about 15% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 73% of the time. This is means that we expect 27 days with waves in a typical October, of which 5 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.