Here we caught a decent North/North-East that gives ideal conditions with wind from the right. on this direction you can get some of the longest rides and it can truly hold a big swell. we got some great sunny days like this in Feb, although it seems colder again now! Newgale works with any swell from 1m upwards I would say, even smaller sometimes gives a wave but it's more fun with a bit of size. Wind from the left or right doesn't matter so long as it's cross or ideally cross-off.