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Barra da Tijuca ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.8

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Barra da Tijuca Wind Statistics, August averages since 2006

This chart illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal August. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the strongest winds shown by the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 2976 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Barra da Tijuca, located 33 km away (21 miles). There are not enough 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 Barra da Tijuca blows from the SSE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Barra da Tijuca. Converseley, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical August, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 18% of the time (6 days each August) and blows offshore 36% of the time (11 days in an average August). Over an average August winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 1 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Barra da Tijuca

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.