uk es it fr pt nl
Warriewood ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.2

See all 18 ratings

Based on 4 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Warriewood Swell Statistics, February: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Warriewood that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal February and is based upon 2664 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 represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was ESE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the E. 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 36% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal February but 9% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 9%, equivalent to (3 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Warriewood is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Warriewood about 36% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 58% of the time. This is means that we expect 26 days with waves in a typical February, 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.