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Playa de San Lorenzo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.6

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Playa de San Lorenzo Wind Statistics, August averages since 2006

The graph illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal August. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with dark blue strongest. It is based on 2976 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Playa de San Lorenzo, located 53 km away (33 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 most common wind at Playa de San Lorenzo blows from the NW. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Playa de San Lorenzo. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical August, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 17% of the time (5 days each August) and blows offshore 21% of the time (3 days in an average August). Over an average August wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Playa de San Lorenzo

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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.