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Anse des Cayes ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.3

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Anse des Cayes Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Anse des Cayes that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 7252 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 largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was NE, whereas the the most common wind blows from the E. 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 2% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere autumn but 1.9% of the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 1.9%, equivalent to (2 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Anse des Cayes is slightly protected from open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Anse des Cayes about 2% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 24% of the time. This is means that we expect 24 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 2 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.