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West Dale ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.0

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West Dale Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The figure describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical May. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the strongest winds shown by the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 3440 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to West Dale, located 26 km away (16 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the prevailing wind at West Dale blows from the WSW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at West Dale. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 11% of the time (3 days each May) and blows offshore 28% of the time (7 days in an average May). In a typical May winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at West Dale

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