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Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.6

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Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda Surf Stats

All swells

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Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This chart illustrates the variation of swells directed at Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda over a normal April, based on 2880 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the coastline so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda. In this particular case the best grid node is 54 km away (34 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These happened only 3% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens. The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W (which was the same as the most common wind direction). Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda and away from the coast. We combine these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To keep it simple we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are surfable at Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical April, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda run for about 97% of the time.

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