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Back Beach Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 4.5
Consistance des Vagues: 4.2
Niveau de Difficulté: 4.0
Planche à voile et Kite Surf: 4.0
Foule a l'Eau: 3.8

Général: 4.0

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Surf Report Feed

Statistiques de Houle pour Back Beach, Toute l'Année: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.

This image shows only the swells directed at Back Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal year and is based upon 28044 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 show increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the W. 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 14% of the time, equivalent to 51 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 0.2% of the time in a typical year, equivalent to just one day but 4% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 4%, equivalent to (15 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Back Beach is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Back Beach about 14% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 53% of the time. This is means that we expect 245 days with waves in a typical year, of which 51 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.