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Waipio Valley ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.7

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Waipio Valley Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The figure describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal May. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3440 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Waipio Valley, located 43 km away (27 miles). There are too few recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the most common wind at Waipio Valley blows from the N. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Waipio Valley. Converseley, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 2% of the time (1 days each May) and blows offshore just 3% of the time (1 days in an average May). Over an average May winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 3 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Waipio Valley

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