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Feall Bay (Coll) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Feall Bay (Coll) Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Feall Bay (Coll) that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere autumn and is based upon 7252 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 represents the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SW. 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 1.0% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere autumn. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Feall Bay (Coll) is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Feall Bay (Coll) about 1.0% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 10% of the time. This is means that we expect 10 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 1 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.