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King Edwards Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.2

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King Edwards Bay Wind Statistics, February averages since 2006

The graph illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal February. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 2208 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2009, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to King Edwards Bay, located 27 km away (17 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 King Edwards 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 King Edwards Bay. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical February, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 3% of the time (1 days each February) and blows offshore just 26% of the time (3 days in an average February). Over an average February winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at King Edwards 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.