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Alkimos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.7

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Alkimos Swell Statistics, June: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Alkimos that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical June and is based upon 2786 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the ENE. 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 56% of the time, equivalent to 17 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 1.7% of the time in a typical June, equivalent to just one day but 20% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 20%, equivalent to (6 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Alkimos is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Alkimos about 56% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 43% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical June, of which 17 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.