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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, Gennaio: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Etretat that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal January. It is based on 2371 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest 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 56% of the time, equivalent to 17 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 3% of the time in a typical January, equivalent to just one day but 22% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 22%, equivalent to (7 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Etretat is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Etretat about 56% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 15% of the time. This is means that we expect 22 days with waves in a typical January, of which 17 days should be surfable.

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.