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Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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

The figure shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical northern hemisphere winter. 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 6931 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, 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 most common wind at Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) blows from the NW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun). Converseley, dominant spokes represent 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 winter, 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 winter) and blows offshore 46% of the time (41 days in an average northern hemisphere winter). In a typical northern hemisphere winter winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 12 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.