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Balmedie beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 2.0
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 2.5
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 1.5
Wind- en kitesurfen: 5.0
Bezoekers: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Surf Report Feed

Balmedie Golf Statistieken, June: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Balmedie that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal June. It is based on 2785 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the S. 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 6% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal June. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Balmedie is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Balmedie about 6% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 26% of the time. This is means that we expect 10 days with waves in a typical June, of which 2 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.