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Calidad cuándo Funciona: 4.0
Consistencia de Olas: 2.0
Dificultad: 3.0

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

This image shows only the swells directed at Banff that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere spring. It is based on 6579 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 show increasing swell sizes and red shows biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NNE, whereas the the prevailing 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 1.7% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere spring. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Banff is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Banff about 1.7% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 11% of the time. This is means that we expect 12 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 2 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.