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Back Strands ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Back Strands Wind Statistics, September averages since 2006

This picture illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical September. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with dark blue strongest. It is based on 2400 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Back Strands, located 34 km away (21 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the most common wind at Back Strands blows from the WNW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Back Strands. By contrast, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the directioN the0wnd blows from. Over an average September, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 6% of the time (2 days each September) and blows offshore 35% of the time (6 days in an average September). During a typical September winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 3 days at Back Strands

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.