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Downtowns Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 3.0
Consistance des Vagues: 3.0
Niveau de Difficulté: 4.0
Foule a l'Eau: 3.0

Général: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

Statistiques de Houle pour Downtowns, Été: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.

This image shows only the swells directed at Downtowns that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal southern hemisphere summer and is based upon 8485 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SW, whereas the the dominant 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 20% of the time, equivalent to 18 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal southern hemisphere summer but 19% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 19%, equivalent to (17 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Downtowns is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Downtowns about 20% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 55% of the time. This is means that we expect 68 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere summer, of which 18 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.