"Onshore" & "Offshore" Wind
Q: From what direction does an "onshore" and "offshore" wind blow?
A: Winds are designated by the area from which they originate. A sea-breeze originates over the ocean and blows onshore to land. The opposite is true for a land-breeze. It originates over the land and blows offshore to the ocean. In order to minimize confusion, you will hear us use onshore and offshore.