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Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) Wind Statistics, January averages since 2006

The graph illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical January. The longest 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 2620 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun), located 29 km away (18 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the prevailing wind at Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) 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 Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun). Converseley, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average January, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 14% of the time (4 days each January) and blows offshore 47% of the time (14 days in an average January). During a typical January winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun)

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.