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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

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Newport Reef that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 8682 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 red illustrates highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either 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 largest spokes, was SE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the S. 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 45% of the time, equivalent to 41 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 1.3% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 12% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 12%, equivalent to (11 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted 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 45% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 45% of the time. This is means that we expect 82 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 41 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.