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San Miguel - Areias ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.6

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San Miguel - Areias Wind Statistics, January averages since 2006

The rose diagram illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical January. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the darkest shade of blue strongest. It is based on 2620 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to San Miguel - Areias, located 21 km away (13 miles). There are too few recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. No doubt some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the dominant wind at San Miguel - Areias blows from the NW. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at San Miguel - Areias. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average January, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 5% of the time (2 days each January) and blows offshore 29% of the time (8 days in an average January). During a typical January winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at San Miguel - Areias

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.