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Elliot Bay beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 4.0
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 3.2
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 3.0
Wind- en kitesurfen: 3.3
Bezoekers: 4.2

Overall: 3.4

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Surf Report Feed

Elliot Bay Golf Statistieken, December: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Elliot Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical December. It is based on 2953 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 show increasing swell sizes and red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NW. 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 happen in a normal December but 5% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 5%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Elliot Bay is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Elliot Bay about 36% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 47% of the time. This is means that we expect 25 days with waves in a typical December, 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.