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Ballycastle Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 2.7
Consistance des Vagues: 2.7
Niveau de Difficulté: 4.0
Planche à voile et Kite Surf: 1.5
Foule a l'Eau: 4.5

Général: 3.2

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Statistiques de Houle pour Ballycastle, Août: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.

This image shows only the swells directed at Ballycastle that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August. It is based on 1984 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 represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. 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 0.3% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal August. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Ballycastle is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Ballycastle about 0.3% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 13% of the time. This is means that we expect 4 days with waves in a typical August, 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.