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Fire Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Fire Island Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This picture describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical May. The longest 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 2944 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Fire Island, located 28 km away (17 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the most common wind at Fire Island blows from the SE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Fire Island. On the other hand, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 6% of the time (2 days each May) and blows offshore 24% of the time (7 days in an average May). During a typical May wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was forecast for only a single days at Fire Island

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