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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, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Jordan River that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 33220 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 show 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 frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SSW. 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 25% of the time, equivalent to 91 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.7% of the time (6 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Jordan River is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Jordan River about 25% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 51% of the time. This is means that we expect 277 days with waves in a typical year, of which 91 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.