uk es it fr pt nl
Long Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Long Point Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Long point.surf.statistics.octoberSse.animatedSse.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The figure describes the combination of swells directed at Long Point through a typical October, based on 3471 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coast so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Long Point, and at Long Point the best grid node is 33 km away (21 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, 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 happened only 33% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens. The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was S, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WNW. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Long Point and out to sea. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose plot. Because wind determines whether or not waves are clean enough to surf at Long Point, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average October, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Long Point run for about 51% of the time.

  • Long point.surf.statistics.januarySse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.februarySse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.marchSse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.aprilSse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.maySse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.juneSse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.julySse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.augustSse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.septemberSse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.octoberSse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.novemberSse.animated
  • Long point.surf.statistics.decemberSse.animated

Also see Long Point wind stats

Compare Long Point with another surf break