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Anse de Vauville ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Anse de Vauville Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Anse de Vauville that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 7248 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 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 prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, 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 3% of the time, equivalent to 3 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere autumn. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Anse de Vauville is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Anse de Vauville about 3% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 34% of the time. This is means that we expect 34 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 3 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.