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Etretat Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 3.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.3
Livello di difficoltà: 2.7
Wind e kite surf: 1.0
Folle: 1.7

Overall: 3.2

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Etretat Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Etretat that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere autumn and is based upon 7239 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow represent increasing swell sizes and red represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WSW (which was the same as the dominant wind direction). 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 46% of the time, equivalent to 42 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only arise 1.5% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 13% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 13%, equivalent to (12 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Etretat is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Etretat about 46% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 13% of the time. This is means that we expect 54 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 42 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.