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Gibson Steps Notaciones
Calidad cuándo Funciona: 3.0
Consistencia de Olas: 2.0
Dificultad: 4.0
Gente al Agua: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Gibson Steps that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere spring. It is based on 8724 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WSW. 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 23% of the time, equivalent to 21 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 5% of the time (5 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Gibson Steps is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Gibson Steps about 23% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 66% of the time. This is means that we expect 81 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere spring, of which 21 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.