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Back Beach beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 3.3
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 3.3
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 2.7
Wind- en kitesurfen: 3.5
Bezoekers: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

Back Beach Golf Statistieken, Zomer: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Back Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere summer. It is based on 6931 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red shows the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, 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 biggest spokes, was SW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SSE. 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 14% of the time, equivalent to 13 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal southern hemisphere summer but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Back Beach is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Back Beach about 14% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 86% of the time. This is means that we expect 91 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere summer, of which 13 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.