Statistiques de Houle pour Indian River (Northside), Février: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.
This image shows only the swells directed at Indian River (Northside) that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal February. It is based on 2102 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 represent increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.
The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WNW. 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 21% of the time, equivalent to 6 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal February. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Indian River (Northside) is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Indian River (Northside) about 21% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 18% of the time. This is means that we expect 11 days with waves in a typical February, of which 6 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.