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Songkhla - Fulerayem Point Swell Statistics, December: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Songkhla - Fulerayem Point that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal December and is based upon 2952 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 red represents the largest 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 prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the ENE. 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 0% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal December. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Songkhla - Fulerayem Point is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Songkhla - Fulerayem Point about 0% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 0% of the time. This is means that we expect 0 days with waves in a typical December, of which 0 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.