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Westward Ho ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Westward Ho Swell Statistics, June: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Westward Ho that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical June. It is based on 2786 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 show increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was W (which was the same as the most common wind direction). 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 1.8% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal June. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Westward Ho is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Westward Ho about 1.8% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 29% of the time. This is means that we expect 9 days with waves in a typical June, of which 1 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.