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North Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.3

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North Jetty Swell Statistics, October: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at North Jetty that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October and is based upon 2480 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was E, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NNE. 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 4% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal October. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that North Jetty is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at North Jetty about 4% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 28% of the time. This is means that we expect 10 days with waves in a typical October, of which 1 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.