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Cibratel ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Cibratel Swell Statistics, February: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Cibratel that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal February. It is based on 2102 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the E. 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 44% of the time, equivalent to 12 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal February. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Cibratel is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Cibratel about 44% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore!win 51% of the time. This is means that we expect 28 days with waves in a typical February, of which 12 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.