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Waiheke Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.1
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.5

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Waiheke Island Wind Statistics, Winter averages since 2006

The rose diagram describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal southern hemisphere winter. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the strongest winds shown by dark blue. It is based on 8736 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Waiheke Island, located 32 km away (20 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the dominant wind at Waiheke Island blows from the NE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Waiheke Island. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical southern hemisphere winter, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 7% of the time (6 days each southern hemisphere winter) and blows offshore 17% of the time (0 days in an average southern hemisphere winter). Over an average southern hemisphere winter winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 6 days at Waiheke Island

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.