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Surfside Jetty ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Surfside Jetty Swell Statistics, August: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Surfside Jetty 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 represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSE (which was the same as the dominant 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 6% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal August. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Surfside Jetty is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Surfside Jetty about 6% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 49% of the time. This is means that we expect 17 days with waves in a typical August, of which 2 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.