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Ackergill ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Ackergill Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Ackergill that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere summer and is based upon 7266 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents 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 most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was N, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WSW. 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 9% of the time, equivalent to 8 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere summer. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Ackergill is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Ackergill about 9% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 14% of the time. This is means that we expect 21 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere summer, of which 8 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.