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Joaquina ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.3

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Joaquina Wind Statistics, Spring averages since 2006

This chart illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical southern hemisphere spring. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 8476 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Joaquina, located 47 km away (29 miles). There are not enough 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 dominant wind at Joaquina blows from the SE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Joaquina. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average southern hemisphere spring, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 5% of the time (5 days each southern hemisphere spring) and blows offshore 13% of the time (11 days in an average southern hemisphere spring). In a typical southern hemisphere spring winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Joaquina

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.