uk es it fr pt nl
Ilha do Farol Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 2.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

Vedi tutti i 18 voti

basato su 2 voti. Voto


Surf Report Feed

Ilha do Farol Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.aprilS.animatedS.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This chart describes the variation of swells directed at Ilha do Farol through a typical April. It is based on 3360 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the optimum grid node based on what we know about Ilha do Farol. In the case of Ilha do Farol, the best grid node is 12 km away (7 miles). The rose diagram describes the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks 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 88% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens. The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was S, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NW. Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Ilha do Farol and offshore. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To keep it simple we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are clean enough to surf at Ilha do Farol, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average April, swells large enough to cause surfable waves at Ilha do Farol run for about 12% of the time.

  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.januaryS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.februaryS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.marchS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.aprilS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.mayS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.juneS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.julyS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.augustS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.septemberS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.octoberS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.novemberS.animated
  • Ilha do farol.surf.statistics.decemberS.animated

Also see Ilha do Farol wind stats

Compare Ilha do Farol with another surf break

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.