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

This image shows only the swells directed at Islita that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere spring. It is based on 8052 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 represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WNW. 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 58% of the time, equivalent to 53 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere spring but 21% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 21%, equivalent to (19 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Islita is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Islita about 58% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 42% of the time. This is means that we expect 91 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 53 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.