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Arrifana beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 3.9
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 3.7
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 3.0
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.2
Bezoekers: 2.4

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

Arrifana Golf Statistieken, February: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Arrifana that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical February and is based upon 2664 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 illustrate 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 was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the NNW. 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 38% of the time, equivalent to 11 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 3% of the time in a typical February, equivalent to just one day but 20% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 20%, equivalent to (6 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Arrifana is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Arrifana about 38% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 44% of the time. This is means that we expect 23 days with waves in a typical February, of which 11 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.