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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, Toute l'Année: Toutes Houles – Tous Vents

This picture describes the combination of swells directed at Dunbar/Belhaven Bay through an average year and is based upon 33206 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coast so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Dunbar/Belhaven Bay, and at Dunbar/Belhaven Bay the best grid node is 33 km away (21 miles).

The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These were forecast only 56% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SW. Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Dunbar/Belhaven Bay and away from the coast. We combine these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show these in the rose plot. Because wind determines whether or not waves are clean enough to surf at Dunbar/Belhaven Bay, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical year, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Dunbar/Belhaven Bay run for about 17% 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.