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Whangapoua Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 3.7
Consistance des Vagues: 2.7
Niveau de Difficulté: 2.7
Planche à voile et Kite Surf: 3.0
Foule a l'Eau: 3.0

Général: 3.2

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Statistiques de Houle pour Whangapoua, Automne: Vagues avec Vents Légers ou Favorables.

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Whangapoua that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 8052 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. 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 longest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SW. 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 0.3% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal southern hemisphere autumn but 2.0% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 2.0%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Whangapoua is quite sheltered from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Whangapoua about 0.3% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 4% of the time. This is means that we expect 4 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, 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.