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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, June: All Swell – Any Wind

The rose diagram shows the combination of swells directed at Redondo Beach through a typical June and is based upon 2786 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the coast so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Redondo Beach. In this particular case the best grid node is 38 km away (24 miles).

The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. These happened only 59% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the SW. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Redondo Beach and out to sea. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To keep it simple we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Redondo Beach, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average June, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Redondo Beach run for about 41% of the time.

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.

A MAGNITUDE 7.4 EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK IN THE KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN. A POSSIBLE TSUNAMI THREAT FOR ISLANDS IN THE REGION