uk es it fr pt nl

Lalafatna Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Lalafatna.surf.statistics.novemberNw.animatedNw.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

This image describes the range of swells directed at Lalafatna through a typical November, based on 3347 NWW3 model predictions since 2006 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the shore so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Lalafatna. In the case of Lalafatna, the best grid node is 23 km away (14 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but lacks direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These were forecast only 4% of the time. 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 often that size swell occurs. The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the N. Because the wave model grid is away from the coast, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Lalafatna and out to sea. We lump these in with the no surf category of the bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Lalafatna, you can select a similar diagram that shows only the swells that were forecast to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. Over an average November, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Lalafatna run for about 84% of the time.

  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.januaryNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.februaryNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.marchNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.aprilNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.mayNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.juneNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.julyNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.augustNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.septemberNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.octoberNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.novemberNw.animated
  • Lalafatna.surf.statistics.decemberNw.animated

Also see Lalafatna wind stats

Compare Lalafatna with another surf break