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Carbis Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Carbis Bay Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Carbis Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal year. It is based on 34628 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W (which was the same as the most common 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 38% of the time, equivalent to 139 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 8% of the time (29 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Carbis Bay is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Carbis Bay about 38% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 25% of the time. This is means that we expect 230 days with waves in a typical year, of which 139 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.