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Clifton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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Clifton Beach Wind Statistics, December averages since 2006

The graph illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical 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 2457 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Clifton Beach, located 56 km away (35 miles). There are too few recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. No doubt some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the most common wind at Clifton Beach blows from the SSW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Clifton Beach. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average December, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 6% of the time (2 days each December) and blows offshore 27% of the time (6 days in an average December). During a typical December winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Clifton Beach

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.