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Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 4.9
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 3.7
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 4.8
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.9
Bezoekers: 1.9

Overall: 4.0

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Surf Report Feed

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

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical April. It is based on 2880 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the ENE. 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 43% of the time, equivalent to 13 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal April but 32% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 32%, equivalent to (10 days). Taking into account the fraction 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 estimate that clean surf can be found at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor about 43% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 11% of the time. This is means that we expect 16 days with waves in a typical April, 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.

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.