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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, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Ehukai/Gums that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal year. It is based on 28044 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the prevailing 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 36% of the time, equivalent to 131 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 4% of the time (15 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Ehukai/Gums is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Ehukai/Gums about 36% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 10% of the time. This is means that we expect 168 days with waves in a typical year, of which 131 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.