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EaskyLeft ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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EaskyLeft Swell Statistics, January: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at EaskyLeft that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical January and is based upon 2620 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the dominant 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 52% of the time, equivalent to 16 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 12% of the time (4 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that EaskyLeft is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at EaskyLeft about 52% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 45% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical January, of which 16 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.