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Fairy Bower ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.6

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Fairy Bower Wind Statistics, Spring averages since 2006

This chart illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal southern hemisphere spring. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 7252 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Fairy Bower, located 29 km away (18 miles). There are too few 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 dominant wind at Fairy Bower blows from the SE. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Fairy Bower. By contrast, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical southern hemisphere spring, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 7% of the time (6 days each southern hemisphere spring) and blows offshore 27% of the time (25 days in an average southern hemisphere spring). Over an average southern hemisphere spring winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at Fairy Bower

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.