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Esterillos Oeste ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.9

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Esterillos Oeste Swell Statistics, March: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Esterillos Oeste that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical March and is based upon 2220 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the WNW. 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 62% of the time, equivalent to 19 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal March but 12% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 12%, equivalent to (4 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Esterillos Oeste is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Esterillos Oeste about 62% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 38% of the time. This is means that we expect 31 days with waves in a typical March, of which 19 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.