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Jensen Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.5

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Jensen Beach Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Jensen Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 7765 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 show increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was NE, whereas the the prevailing 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 24% of the time, equivalent to 22 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere winter but 6% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Jensen Beach is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Jensen Beach about 24% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 61% of the time. This is means that we expect 77 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 22 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.