Statistiques de Houle pour The Pass, Avril: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.
This image shows only the swells directed at The Pass that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal April. It is based on 2159 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. 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 biggest spokes, was SE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SSE. 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 0.2% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal April. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that The Pass is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at The Pass about 0.2% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 0.8% of the time. This is means that we expect 0 days with waves in a typical April, of which 0 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.