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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, Janvier: 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 January. It is based on 1884 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 show increasing swell sizes and red shows the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the dominant 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 12% of the time, equivalent to 4 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal January but 9% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 9%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Ballycastle is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Ballycastle about 12% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 38% of the time. This is means that we expect 16 days with waves in a typical January, of which 4 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.