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Barra da Tijuca Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.7
Coerenza del surf: 4.3
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 4.8
Folle: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Barra da Tijuca Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Barra da Tijuca that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical southern hemisphere summer and is based upon 6931 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red represents the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was SSE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the ENE. The chart at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. For example, swells larger than 1.5 feet (0.5m) coincided with good wind conditions 41% of the time, equivalent to 37 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal southern hemisphere summer but 1.7% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 1.7%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Barra da Tijuca is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Barra da Tijuca about 41% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 26% of the time. This is means that we expect 61 days with waves in a typical southern hemisphere summer, of which 37 days should be clean enough to surf.

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.