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Jiquilillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Jiquilillo Swell Statistics, August: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Jiquilillo that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical August. It is based on 2976 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 show increasing swell sizes and red shows the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the SE. 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 33% of the time, equivalent to 10 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal August but 32% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 32%, equivalent to (10 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Jiquilillo is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Jiquilillo about 33% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 18% of the time. This is means that we expect 16 days with waves in a typical August, of which 10 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.