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Balnakiel Bay Notaciones
Calidad cuándo Funciona: 3.0
Consistencia de Olas: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Estadísticas de Olas para Balnakiel Bay, Primavera: Olas con Vientos Ligeros o Terrales

This image shows only the swells directed at Balnakiel Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere spring. It is based on 6580 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was NW, 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 12% of the time, equivalent to 11 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal northern hemisphere spring but 4% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 4%, equivalent to (4 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Balnakiel Bay is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Balnakiel Bay about 12% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 52% of the time. This is means that we expect 58 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 11 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.