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Whangamata Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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Whangamata Beach Wind Statistics, February averages since 2006

The graph describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal February. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 2439 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Whangamata Beach, located 26 km away (16 miles). There are too few recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. No doubt some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the most common wind at Whangamata Beach blows from the ENE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Whangamata Beach. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical February, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 14% of the time (4 days each February) and blows offshore 38% of the time (2 days in an average February). Over an average February wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at Whangamata Beach

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.