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Big Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 4.0

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Big Bay Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This chart describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical January. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the strongest winds shown by the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 3364 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Big Bay, located 48 km away (30 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the most common wind at Big Bay blows from the SW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Big Bay. On the other hand, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average January, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 2% of the time (1 days each January) and blows offshore just 58% of the time (18 days in an average January). In a typical January winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 8 days at Big Bay

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