uk es it fr pt nl

Orofara Beach Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Orofara beach.surf.statistics.mayNne.animatedNne.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This image describes the combination of swells directed at Orofara Beach through a typical May. It is based on 2838 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind and surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Orofara Beach. In the case of Orofara Beach, the best grid node is 7 km away (4 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks 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 99% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs. The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was ENE, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the E. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Orofara Beach and out to sea. We combine these 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 clean enough to surf at Orofara Beach, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average May, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Orofara Beach run for about 1.0% of the time.

  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.januaryNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.februaryNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.marchNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.aprilNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.mayNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.juneNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.julyNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.augustNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.septemberNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.octoberNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.novemberNne.animated
  • Orofara beach.surf.statistics.decemberNne.animated

Also see Orofara Beach wind stats

Compare Orofara Beach with another surf break