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Playa Gigante ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Playa Gigante Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The figure illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical April. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with deep blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3360 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Playa Gigante, located 52 km away (32 miles). There are not enough 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 Playa Gigante 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 Playa Gigante. 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 April, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 9% of the time (3 days each April) and blows offshore 78% of the time (23 days in an average April). In a typical April wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Playa Gigante

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