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Fare Left ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Fare Left Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Fare Left that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year. It is based on 34628 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 represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the dominant 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 54% of the time, equivalent to 197 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 0.6% of the time (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Fare Left is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Fare Left about 54% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 6% of the time. This is means that we expect 219 days with waves in a typical year, of which 197 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.