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Arica ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Arica Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The figure illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical May. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3440 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Arica, located 27 km away (17 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 dominant wind at Arica blows from the SSW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Arica. 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 May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 2% of the time (1 days each May) and blows offshore just 2% of the time (1 days in an average May). In a typical May winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 0 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Arica

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