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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 4.8
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 3.8
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 4.8
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.9
Bezoekers: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

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Surf Report Feed

Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Golf Statistieken, April: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal April and is based upon 2160 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red represents the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the E. 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 36% of the time, equivalent to 11 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal April but 28% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 28%, equivalent to (8 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor about 36% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 9% of the time. This is means that we expect 14 days with waves in a typical April, of which 11 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.