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Anglet - Les Dunes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Anglet - Les Dunes Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Anglet - Les Dunes that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year. It is based on 34626 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WNW (which was the same as the prevailing 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 34% of the time, equivalent to 124 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 0.3% of the time in a typical year, equivalent to just one day but 4% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 4%, equivalent to (15 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Anglet - Les Dunes is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Anglet - Les Dunes about 34% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 57% of the time. This is means that we expect 332 days with waves in a typical year, of which 124 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.