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El Faro ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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El Faro Wind Statistics, All Year averages since 2006

The rose diagram shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical year. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the strongest winds shown by dark blue. It is based on 33212 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to El Faro, located 105 km away (65 miles). There are insufficient 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 prevailing wind at El Faro blows from the SW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at El Faro. Converseley, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average year, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 37% of the time (135 days each year) and blows offshore 50% of the time (182 days in an average year). In a typical year wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at El Faro

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.