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Zambujeira do Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.7

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Zambujeira do Mar Wind Statistics, Spring averages since 2006

The rose diagram shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical northern hemisphere spring. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with dark blue strongest. It is based on 6580 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Zambujeira do Mar, located 19 km away (12 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 prevailing wind at Zambujeira do Mar blows from the WNW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Zambujeira do Mar. On the other hand, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average northern hemisphere spring, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 11% of the time (10 days each northern hemisphere spring) and blows offshore 27% of the time (24 days in an average northern hemisphere spring). During a typical northern hemisphere spring winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at Zambujeira do Mar

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.