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Impossibles Notaciones
Calidad cuándo Funciona: 5.0
Consistencia de Olas: 5.0
Dificultad: 4.0
Gente al Agua: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Estadísticas de Olas para Impossibles, mayo: Olas con Vientos Ligeros o Terrales

This image shows only the swells directed at Impossibles that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal May. It is based on 2838 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 illustrates biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ESE. 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 94% of the time, equivalent to 29 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal May but 51% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 51%, equivalent to (16 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Impossibles is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Impossibles about 94% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 3% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical May, of which 29 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.