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Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 2.0
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 4.0
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 1.0
Bezoekers: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Surf Report Feed

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

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Castles that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 6580 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SE. 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 40% of the time, equivalent to 36 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 0.7% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 14% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 14%, equivalent to (13 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Castles is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Castles about 40% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 59% of the time. This is means that we expect 90 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere autumn, of which 36 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.