• Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon
  • Country flag icon

Avana Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The figure illustrates the combination of swells directed at Avana over a normal June and is based upon 3506 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind and surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Avana. In the case of Avana, the best grid node is 36 km away (22 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. These happened only 56% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate 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 often that size swell occurs. The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the ESE. Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Avana and offshore. We combine these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To keep it simple we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Avana, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical June, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Avana run for about 44% of the time.

  • Avana.surf.statistics.januarySe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.februarySe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.marchSe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.aprilSe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.maySe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.juneSe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.julySe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.augustSe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.septemberSe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.octoberSe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.novemberSe.animated
  • Avana.surf.statistics.decemberSe.animated

Also see Avana wind stats

Compare Avana with another surf break

Nearby location  blueNearest
Nearby location  blueNearest