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Jelly Babies ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Jelly Babies Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Jelly Babies that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year. It is based on 33220 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). 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 largest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SSE. 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 49% of the time, equivalent to 179 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 2% of the time (7 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Jelly Babies is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Jelly Babies about 49% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 50% of the time. This is means that we expect 361 days with waves in a typical year, of which 179 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.