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Arica Notaciones
Calidad cuándo Funciona: 3.0
Consistencia de Olas: 4.0
Dificultad: 4.0
Gente al Agua: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Estadísticas de Olas para Arica, junio: Olas con Vientos Ligeros o Terrales

This image shows only the swells directed at Arica that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal June. It is based on 2306 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the S. 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 0.1% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal June. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Arica is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Arica about 0.1% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 100% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical June, of which 0 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.