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Cannon Beach/TolovanaBeach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Cannon Beach/TolovanaBeach Wind Statistics, December averages since 2006

The rose diagram describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal December. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the strongest winds shown by deep blue. It is based on 2953 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Cannon Beach/TolovanaBeach, located 12 km away (7 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 Cannon Beach/TolovanaBeach blows from the WSW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Cannon Beach/TolovanaBeach. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical December, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 9% of the time (3 days each December) and blows offshore 35% of the time (10 days in an average December). Over an average December winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Cannon Beach/TolovanaBeach

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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.