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Newport Reef Notaciones
Calidad cuándo Funciona: 3.0
Consistencia de Olas: 2.0
Dificultad: 4.0
Gente al Agua: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Estadísticas de Olas para Newport Reef, Otoño: Olas con Vientos Ligeros o Terrales

This image shows only the swells directed at Newport Reef that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere autumn and is based upon 6580 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SSW. 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 46% of the time, equivalent to 42 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 1.3% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 13% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 13%, equivalent to (12 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Newport Reef is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Newport Reef about 46% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 43% of the time. This is means that we expect 81 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 42 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.