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Praia Branca Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 3.7
Consistance des Vagues: 4.3
Niveau de Difficulté: 4.3
Planche à voile et Kite Surf: 3.0
Foule a l'Eau: 4.3

Général: 3.8

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Praia Branca Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This image describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal April. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3360 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Praia Branca, located 20 km away (12 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the most common wind at Praia Branca blows from the SSE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Praia Branca. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical April, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 25% of the time (8 days each April) and blows offshore 35% of the time (10 days in an average April). Over an average April winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 0 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Praia Branca

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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.