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Beacons beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 3.7
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 4.0
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 2.3
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.0
Bezoekers: 2.7

Overall: 3.3

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Surf Report Feed

Beacons Golf Statistieken, September: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Beacons that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal September. It is based on 2400 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 show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the W. 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 16% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal September. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Beacons is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Beacons about 16% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 13% of the time. This is means that we expect 9 days with waves in a typical September, of which 5 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.