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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, June: 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 June. It is based on 2786 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red shows the highest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, 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 W (which was the same as the dominant wind direction). 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 5% of the time, equivalent to 2 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal June. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Chiclana de la Frontera is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Chiclana de la Frontera about 5% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 32% of the time. This is means that we expect 11 days with waves in a typical June, 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.