uk es it fr pt nl

Reef Wind Stats

Wind Stats

(% offshore)

All Swells

(any wind direction)

This picture illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal March. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3460 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Reef, located 7 km away (4 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. No doubt some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the prevailing wind at Reef blows from the W. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Reef. By contrast, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical March, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 3% of the time (1 days each March) and blows offshore just 8% of the time (2 days in an average March). Over an average March wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was forecast for only a single days at Reef

  • Reef.wind.statistics.januarySw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.februarySw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.marchSw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.aprilSw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.maySw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.juneSw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.julySw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.augustSw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.septemberSw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.octoberSw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.novemberSw.animated
  • Reef.wind.statistics.decemberSw.animated

Also see Reef surf stats

Compare Reef with another surf break