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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Long Beach (Tofino Airport) Surf Stats

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Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The rose diagram illustrates the combination of swells directed at Long Beach (Tofino Airport) over a normal October. It is based on 3471 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Long Beach (Tofino Airport). In the case of Long Beach (Tofino Airport), the best grid node is 19 km away (12 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing without direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These were forecast only 9% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs. The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SE. Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Long Beach (Tofino Airport) and away from the coast. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Long Beach (Tofino Airport), you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical October, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Long Beach (Tofino Airport) run for about 91% of the time.

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