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Zippers-Costa Azul ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

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Zippers-Costa Azul Wind Statistics, September averages since 2006

The figure describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal September. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the strongest winds shown by the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 2880 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Zippers-Costa Azul, located 21 km away (13 miles). There are insufficient 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 Zippers-Costa Azul blows from the S. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Zippers-Costa Azul. Converseley, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical September, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 32% of the time (10 days each September) and blows offshore 77% of the time (23 days in an average September). Over an average September winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 1 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Zippers-Costa Azul

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.