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Wye River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Wye River Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Wye River that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 33260 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 illustrates highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WSW. 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 0.1% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal year. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Wye River is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Wye River about 0.1% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 3% of the time. This is means that we expect 11 days with waves in a typical year, of which 0 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.