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Usal Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.0

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Usal Beach Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Usal Beach that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 7765 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red shows the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NNW. 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 34% of the time, equivalent to 31 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 6% of the time (5 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds we think that that clean surf can be found at Usal Beach about 34% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 65% of the time. This is means that we expect 90 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 31 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.