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Azarujinha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Azarujinha Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Azarujinha that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 7765 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the N. The chart at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. For example, swells larger than 1.5 feet (0.5m) coincided with good wind conditions 4% of the time, equivalent to 4 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 0.7% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere winter, equivalent to just one day. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Azarujinha is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Azarujinha about 4% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 10% of the time. This is means that we expect 13 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 4 days should be surfable.

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.