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Westport-The Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Westport-The Cove Swell Statistics, March: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Westport-The Cove that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical March. It is based on 2964 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SSW. 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 57% of the time, equivalent to 18 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 16% of the time (5 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Westport-The Cove is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Westport-The Cove about 57% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 39% of the time. This is means that we expect 30 days with waves in a typical March, of which 18 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.