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San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 6931 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 shows the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was NW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SW. 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 45% of the time, equivalent to 41 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 7% of the time (6 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres about 45% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 33% of the time. This is means that we expect 71 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 41 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.