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Arrifana ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.2

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Arrifana Wind Statistics, April averages since 2006

The figure illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal April. 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 showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2640 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Arrifana, located 26 km away (16 miles). There are insufficient 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 Arrifana blows from the WNW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Arrifana. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical April, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 10% of the time (3 days each April) and blows offshore 39% of the time (8 days in an average April). Over an average April wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at Arrifana

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.