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Katwijk aan Zee ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Katwijk aan Zee Wind Statistics, April averages since 2006

This picture describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal April. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2631 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Katwijk aan Zee, located 31 km away (19 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the prevailing wind at Katwijk aan Zee blows from the NW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Katwijk aan Zee. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical April, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 8% of the time (2 days each April) and blows offshore 14% of the time (1 days in an average April). Over an average April winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 2 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Katwijk aan Zee

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.