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Barber's Point - Coast Guard Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Barber's Point - Coast Guard Jetty Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Barber's Point - Coast Guard Jetty that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 28044 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was S, 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 14% of the time, equivalent to 51 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal year but 4% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 4%, equivalent to (15 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Barber's Point - Coast Guard Jetty is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Barber's Point - Coast Guard Jetty about 14% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 24% of the time. This is means that we expect 139 days with waves in a typical year, of which 51 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.