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Elliot Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.4

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Elliot Bay Wind Statistics, August averages since 2006

The graph describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical August. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2480 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Elliot Bay, located 31 km away (19 miles). There are not enough 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 Elliot Bay blows from the E. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Elliot Bay. By contrast, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average August, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 5% of the time (2 days each August) and blows offshore 29% of the time (7 days in an average August). In a typical August winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Elliot Bay

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.