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Dunbar/Belhaven Bay Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 3.0
Consistance des Vagues: 3.5
Niveau de Difficulté: 2.2
Planche à voile et Kite Surf: 4.0
Foule a l'Eau: 3.5

Général: 3.8

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Statistiques de Houle pour Dunbar/Belhaven Bay, Mars: Toutes Houles – Tous Vents

This chart illustrates the variation of swells directed at Dunbar/Belhaven Bay through a typical March. It is based on 2715 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind and surf right at the coast so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Dunbar/Belhaven Bay. In the case of Dunbar/Belhaven Bay, the best grid node is 33 km away (21 miles).

The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks direction information. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. These occurred only 57% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red represents the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WSW. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Dunbar/Belhaven Bay and out to sea. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Dunbar/Belhaven Bay, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average March, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Dunbar/Belhaven Bay run for about 19% of the time.

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.