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Chapadmalal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.5

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Chapadmalal Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This chart shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal April. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the strongest winds shown by the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 3360 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Chapadmalal, located 36 km away (22 miles). There are too few 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 Chapadmalal blows from the SSE. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Chapadmalal. By contrast, 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. During a typical April, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 5% of the time (2 days each April) and blows offshore 28% of the time (8 days in an average April). Over an average April winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Chapadmalal

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.