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Jordan River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.8

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Jordan River Swell Statistics, March: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Jordan River that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal March. It is based on 2716 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 illustrates the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the S. 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 22% of the time, equivalent to 7 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 2% of the time in a typical March, equivalent to just one day but 12% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 12%, equivalent to (4 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Jordan River is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Jordan River about 22% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 69% of the time. This is means that we expect 28 days with waves in a typical March, of which 7 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.