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Steamer Lane-Middle Peak ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Steamer Lane-Middle Peak Swell Statistics, October: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Steamer Lane-Middle Peak that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical October. 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 show increasing swell sizes and red shows the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NW. 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 63% of the time, equivalent to 20 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 4% of the time in a typical October, equivalent to just one day but 33% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 33%, equivalent to (10 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Steamer Lane-Middle Peak is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Steamer Lane-Middle Peak about 63% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 15% of the time. This is means that we expect 24 days with waves in a typical October, of which 20 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.