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Nine Palms ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

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Nine Palms Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The graph describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical March. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2964 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Nine Palms, located 14 km away (9 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 Nine Palms blows from the SSW. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Nine Palms. By contrast, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average March, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 35% of the time (11 days each March) and blows offshore 68% of the time (2 days in an average March). During a typical March winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 0 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Nine Palms

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