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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, March: 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 March. It is based on 1724 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 shows highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the WNW. 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 arise in a normal March. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Camber Sands is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Camber Sands about 0% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 5% of the time. This is means that we expect 2 days with waves in a typical March, of which 0 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.