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Figueira da Foz - Cabedelo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.7

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Figueira da Foz - Cabedelo Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Figueira da Foz - Cabedelo that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 28044 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red shows biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WNW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the NNW. 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 27% of the time, equivalent to 99 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.2% of the time (4 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Figueira da Foz - Cabedelo is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Figueira da Foz - Cabedelo about 27% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 64% of the time. This is means that we expect 332 days with waves in a typical year, of which 99 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.