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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

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Warriewood Swell Statistics, All Year: 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 year. It is based on 34628 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 highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, 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 ESE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the S. 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 37% of the time, equivalent to 135 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.6% of the time (6 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Warriewood is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Warriewood about 37% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 48% of the time. This is means that we expect 310 days with waves in a typical year, of which 135 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.