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Oceanside Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.3

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Oceanside Pier Swell Statistics, October: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Oceanside Pier that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October and is based upon 2976 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either 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 largest spokes, was SW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WNW. 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 51% of the time, equivalent to 16 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal October. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds we think that that clean surf can be found at Oceanside Pier about 51% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 46% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical October, of which 16 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.