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Jarawa Point (Totems Reef) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Jarawa Point (Totems Reef) Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Jarawa Point (Totems Reef) that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere summer. It is based on 8738 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 represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SW (which was the same as the prevailing wind direction). 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 34% of the time, equivalent to 31 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 1.4% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere summer, equivalent to just one day but 33% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 33%, equivalent to (30 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Jarawa Point (Totems Reef) is quite sheltered from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Jarawa Point (Totems Reef) about 34% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 0% of the time. This is means that we expect 31 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere summer, of which 31 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.