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El Agujero ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.3

Overall: 2.7

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El Agujero Swell Statistics, May: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at El Agujero that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal May. It is based on 2696 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 largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the most common 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 7% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal May. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that El Agujero is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at El Agujero about 7% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 86% of the time. This is means that we expect 29 days with waves in a typical May, of which 2 days should be clean enough to surf.

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.