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Aticama beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 2.5
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 2.5
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 3.0
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.0
Bezoekers: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Surf Report Feed

Aticama Golf Statistieken, March: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Aticama that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal March. It is based on 2220 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 red illustrates the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SW, 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 48% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal March but 8% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 8%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Aticama is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Aticama about 48% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 25% of the time. This is means that we expect 23 days with waves in a typical March, of which 15 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.