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Costa da Caparica ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.7

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Costa da Caparica Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The graph shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical April. 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 3360 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Costa da Caparica, 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 prevailing wind at Costa da Caparica blows from the WNW. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Costa da Caparica. On the other hand, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average April, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 8% of the time (2 days each April) and blows offshore 18% of the time (5 days in an average April). In a typical April winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Costa da Caparica

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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.