uk es it fr pt nl
Wainui Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Wainui Reef Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Wainui reef.surf.statistics.mayW.animatedW.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This image illustrates the combination of swells directed at Wainui Reef through an average May. It is based on 3440 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the coast so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Wainui Reef, and at Wainui Reef the best grid node is 28 km away (17 miles). The rose diagram describes the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks direction information. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. These occurred only 15% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast. The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the NW. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Wainui Reef and out to sea. We group these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Wainui Reef, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical May, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Wainui Reef run for about 50% of the time.

  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.januaryW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.februaryW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.marchW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.aprilW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.mayW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.juneW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.julyW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.augustW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.septemberW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.octoberW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.novemberW.animated
  • Wainui reef.surf.statistics.decemberW.animated

Also see Wainui Reef wind stats

Compare Wainui Reef with another surf break