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Punta Medanos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.3

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Punta Medanos 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 May. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with dark blue strongest. It is based on 3440 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Punta Medanos, located 20 km away (12 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 dominant wind at Punta Medanos blows from the SE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Punta Medanos. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 7% of the time (2 days each May) and blows offshore 30% of the time (9 days in an average May). In a typical May winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Punta Medanos

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