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Joss Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Joss Bay Wind Statistics, May averages since 2006

The rose diagram illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical May. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the strongest winds shown by the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 2692 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Joss Bay, located 13 km away (8 miles). There are too few recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the dominant wind at Joss Bay blows from the NNE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Joss Bay. By contrast, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 6% of the time (2 days each May) and blows offshore 12% of the time (0 days in an average May). During a typical May wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Joss Bay

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.