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Ballycastle Notaciones
Calidad cuándo Funciona: 2.7
Consistencia de Olas: 2.7
Dificultad: 4.0
Windsurf y Kitesurf: 1.5
Gente al Agua: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Estadísticas de Olas para Ballycastle, Invierno: Olas con Vientos Ligeros o Terrales

This image shows only the swells directed at Ballycastle that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 5491 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red shows the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SW. 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 8% of the time, equivalent to 7 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal northern hemisphere winter but 2% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 2%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Ballycastle is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Ballycastle about 8% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 40% of the time. This is means that we expect 44 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 7 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.