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El Chinchorro (Red Beach) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.4
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.0

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El Chinchorro (Red Beach) Wind Stats

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This image illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal May. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 2838 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to El Chinchorro (Red Beach), located 47 km away (29 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 El Chinchorro (Red Beach) blows from the ESE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at El Chinchorro (Red Beach). By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 5% of the time (2 days each May) and blows offshore 5% of the time (1 days in an average May). Over an average May winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 2 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at El Chinchorro (Red Beach)

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