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Redondo Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.8

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Redondo Beach Swell Statistics, August: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Redondo Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August. It is based on 2976 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 each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WSW (which was the same as the prevailing wind direction). 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 13% of the time, equivalent to 4 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal August. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds we think that that clean surf can be found at Redondo Beach about 13% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 17% of the time. This is means that we expect 9 days with waves in a typical August, of which 4 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.