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Takou Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Takou Bay Swell Statistics, March: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Takou Bay that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical March. It is based on 2964 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. 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 ENE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SE. 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 33% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal March but 7% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 7%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Takou Bay is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Takou Bay about 33% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 61% of the time. This is means that we expect 29 days with waves in a typical March, of which 10 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.