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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, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 33212 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the W. 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 37% of the time, equivalent to 135 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 2% of the time (7 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at San Jorge - Faja dos Cubres about 37% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 35% of the time. This is means that we expect 263 days with waves in a typical year, of which 135 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.