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Castles beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 2.5
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 2.0
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 3.0
Wind- en kitesurfen: 4.0
Bezoekers: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Surf Report Feed

Castles Golf Statistieken, April: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Castles that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical April. It is based on 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NE, 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 28% of the time, equivalent to 8 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal April but 17% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 17%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Castles is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Castles about 28% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 13% of the time. This is means that we expect 12 days with waves in a typical April, of which 8 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.