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Augusta Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Augusta Rivermouth Swell Statistics, October: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Augusta Rivermouth that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal October and is based upon 2976 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red represents the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSW (which was the same as the dominant wind direction). 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 4% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 1.7% of the time in a typical October, equivalent to just one day. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Augusta Rivermouth is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Augusta Rivermouth about 4% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 19% of the time. This is means that we expect 7 days with waves in a typical October, of which 1 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.