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Playa de la Barrosa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.3

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Playa de la Barrosa Surf Stats

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Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The rose diagram describes the variation of swells directed at Playa de la Barrosa over a normal April. It is based on 2880 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the coastline so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about Playa de la Barrosa. In the case of Playa de la Barrosa, the best grid node is 32 km away (20 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell sizes and swell direction, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. These happened only 22% of the time. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens. The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W (which was the same as the dominant wind direction). Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Playa de la Barrosa and out to sea. We group these 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 la Barrosa, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical April, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Playa de la Barrosa run for about 78% of the time.

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