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Noter Dunas de Taroa


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Statistiques de Houle pour Dunas de Taroa, Avril: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.

This image shows only the swells directed at Dunas de Taroa that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal April. It is based on 2880 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red represents biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was ENE (which was the same as the prevailing wind direction). 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 0.2% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal April. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Dunas de Taroa is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Dunas de Taroa about 0.2% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 100% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical April, 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.