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Ehukai/Gums ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ehukai/Gums Swell Statistics, December: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Ehukai/Gums that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical December. It is based on 2457 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the E. 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 51% of the time, equivalent to 15 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 12% of the time (4 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Ehukai/Gums is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Ehukai/Gums about 51% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 14% of the time. This is means that we expect 20 days with waves in a typical December, of which 15 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.