This picture describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical June. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 1608 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Rincon - The Cove, located 42 km away (26 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. No doubt some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.
According to the model, the prevailing wind at Rincon - The Cove blows from the WNW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Rincon - The Cove. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average June, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 1.7% of the time (1 days each June) and blows offshore just 20% of the time (5 days in an average June). During a typical June wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Rincon - The Cove
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.