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Anse de Lesconil ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Anse de Lesconil Swell Statistics, Winter: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Anse de Lesconil that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. It is based on 6931 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 represent increasing swell sizes and highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell happens.

The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the dominant 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 34% of the time, equivalent to 31 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 14% of the time (13 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Anse de Lesconil is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Anse de Lesconil about 34% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 52% of the time. This is means that we expect 78 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere winter, of which 31 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.