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Chiclana de la Frontera ratings
Consistency of Surf: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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Chiclana de la Frontera Swell Statistics, February: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Chiclana de la Frontera that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical February. It is based on 2102 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 highest 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 was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was W, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NNW. 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 17% of the time, equivalent to 5 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal February. Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Chiclana de la Frontera is exposed to open water swells, we calculate that clean surf can be found at Chiclana de la Frontera about 17% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 36% of the time. This is means that we expect 15 days with waves in a typical February, of which 5 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.