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Waimea Bay/Pinballs ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.2

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Waimea Bay/Pinballs Wind Statistics, December averages since 2006

The rose diagram shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal December. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the strongest winds shown by deep blue. It is based on 2705 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Waimea Bay/Pinballs, located 40 km away (25 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the most common wind at Waimea Bay/Pinballs blows from the NNW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Waimea Bay/Pinballs. By contrast, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical December, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 9% of the time (3 days each December) and blows offshore 51% of the time (15 days in an average December). Over an average December winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Waimea Bay/Pinballs

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.