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Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 3.2
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 2.5
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 2.0
Wind- en kitesurfen: 2.5
Bezoekers: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Surf Report Feed

Aberdeen Golf Statistieken, December: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Aberdeen that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal December and is based upon 2951 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 represent increasing swell sizes and highest 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 happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WSW. 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 18% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal December but 5% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 5%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Aberdeen is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Aberdeen about 18% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 23% of the time. This is means that we expect 12 days with waves in a typical December, of which 5 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.