uk es it fr pt nl

Long Strand-Castlefreke Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.januarySw.animatedSw.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This chart describes the range of swells directed at Long Strand-Castlefreke over a normal January, based on 3364 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Long Strand-Castlefreke. In the case of Long Strand-Castlefreke, the best grid node is 7 km away (4 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without 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 10% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens. The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WSW. Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Long Strand-Castlefreke and offshore. We group these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are surfable at Long Strand-Castlefreke, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical January, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at Long Strand-Castlefreke run for about 90% of the time.

  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.januarySw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.februarySw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.marchSw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.aprilSw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.maySw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.juneSw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.julySw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.augustSw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.septemberSw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.octoberSw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.novemberSw.animated
  • Long strand castlefreke.surf.statistics.decemberSw.animated

Also see Long Strand-Castlefreke wind stats

Compare Long Strand-Castlefreke with another surf break