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Kijkduin Voti
Qualità su una buona giornata: 2.0
Coerenza del surf: 3.0
Livello di difficoltà: 3.0
Folle: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Surf Report Feed

Kijkduin Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Kijkduin that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year. It is based on 34490 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was NNW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WSW. 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 10% of the time, equivalent to 36 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal year but 0.5% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 0.5%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Kijkduin is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Kijkduin about 10% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 25% of the time. This is means that we expect 128 days with waves in a typical year, of which 36 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.