This chart illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal April. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 1630 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Curren's Point, located 27 km away (17 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.
According to the model, the most common wind at Curren's Point blows from the ESE. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Curren's Point. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical April, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 11% of the time (3 days each April) and blows offshore 35% of the time (10 days in an average April). Over an average April wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was forecast for only a single days at Curren's Point
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.