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Baylys Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.0

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Baylys Beach Swell Statistics, Spring: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Bayles Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere spring and is based upon 3672 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow represent 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 often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. 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 24% of the time, equivalent to 22 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 0.8% of the time in a typical southern hemisphere spring, equivalent to just one day but 11% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 11%, equivalent to (10 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Bayles Beach is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Bayles Beach about 24% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 73% of the time. This is means that we expect 88 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere spring, of which 22 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.