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Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.7

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Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua Surf Stats

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The figure describes the range of swells directed at Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua through an average May, based on 2838 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind and surf right at the shore so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua, and at Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua the best grid node is 22 km away (14 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing without direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These were forecast only 7% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast. The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW (which was the same as the dominant wind direction). Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua and away from the coast. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are clean enough to surf at Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical May, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Playa de Ondarreta - Pikua run for about 15% of the time.

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