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Camperduin ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.1

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Camperduin Swell Statistics, Summer: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Camperduin that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere summer. It is based on 8731 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red illustrates largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was N, whereas the the most common wind blows from the W. 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 1.0% of the time, equivalent to 1 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal northern hemisphere summer. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Camperduin is slightly protected from open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Camperduin about 1.0% of the time and that surf is blown out by onshore wind 9% of the time. This is means that we expect 9 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere summer, of which 1 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.