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Neah Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 2.9

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Neah Bay Swell Statistics, November: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Neah Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical November and is based upon 2817 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 represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SSE. 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 26% of the time, equivalent to 8 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 10% of the time (3 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Neah Bay is quite sheltered from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Neah Bay about 26% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 23% of the time. This is means that we expect 15 days with waves in a typical November, of which 8 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.