uk es it fr pt nl

Igoda Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Igoda.surf.statistics.maySe.animatedSe.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This picture shows the combination of swells directed at Igoda through an average May. It is based on 3440 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the shore so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Igoda. In this particular case the best grid node is 24 km away (15 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing 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 were forecast only 52% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and biggest 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 occurs. The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SE, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NW. Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Igoda 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 plot. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Igoda, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were predicted to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical May, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Igoda run for about 48% of the time.

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

Also see Igoda wind stats

Compare Igoda with another surf break