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Arataki Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 4.0
Consistance des Vagues: 3.5
Niveau de Difficulté: 1.5
Planche à voile et Kite Surf: 3.0
Foule a l'Eau: 3.0

Général: 3.4

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Statistiques de Houle pour Arataki, Janvier: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Arataki that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical January. It is based on 2868 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NNW. 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 29% of the time, equivalent to 9 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal January. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Arataki is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Arataki about 29% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 55% of the time. This is means that we expect 26 days with waves in a typical January, of which 9 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.