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Dirk Hartog Island Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 5.0
Consistance des Vagues: 4.0
Niveau de Difficulté: 4.0
Foule a l'Eau: 4.0

Général: 4.4

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Statistiques de Houle pour Dirk Hartog Island, Mars: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.

This image shows only the swells directed at Dirk Hartog Island that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal March and is based upon 2716 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 highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each 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 longest spokes, was SW, whereas the the dominant 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 16% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal March but 9% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 9%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Dirk Hartog Island is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Dirk Hartog Island about 16% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 81% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical March, of which 5 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.