Estadísticas de Olas para Awatoto Rivermouth, Todo el Año: Olas con Vientos Ligeros o Terrales
This image shows only the swells directed at Awatoto Rivermouth that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal year. It is based on 28040 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.
The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was ESE, whereas the the prevailing 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 29% of the time, equivalent to 106 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal year but 2.0% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 2.0%, equivalent to (7 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Awatoto Rivermouth is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Awatoto Rivermouth about 29% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 31% of the time. This is means that we expect 219 days with waves in a typical year, of which 106 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.