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Camber Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Camber Sands Swell Statistics, December: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Camber Sands that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical December. It is based on 1961 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours show increasing wave sizes. The smallest swells, less than 0.5m (1.5 feet), high are coloured blue. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red represents biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the prevailing 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 0% of the time, equivalent to 0 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to happen in a normal December. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Camber Sands is slightly protected from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Camber Sands about 0% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 25% of the time. This is means that we expect 8 days with waves in a typical December, of which 0 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.