uk es it fr pt nl
Wisemans ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Wisemans Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Wisemans.surf.statistics.mayN.animatedN.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This picture describes the variation of swells directed at Wisemans through a typical May, based on 3440 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind and surf right at the shore so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Wisemans, and at Wisemans the best grid node is 34 km away (21 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These occurred only 55% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast. The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was N, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SSE. Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Wisemans and away from the coast. We combine these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Wisemans, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average May, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Wisemans run for about 45% of the time.

  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.januaryN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.februaryN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.marchN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.aprilN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.mayN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.juneN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.julyN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.augustN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.septemberN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.octoberN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.novemberN.animated
  • Wisemans.surf.statistics.decemberN.animated

Also see Wisemans wind stats

Compare Wisemans with another surf break