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Chipiona ratings
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Chipiona Swell Statistics, September: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Chipiona that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical September and is based upon 2879 predictions, one every 3 hours. The direction of the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red shows largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell happens.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SW. 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 19% of the time, equivalent to 6 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to arise in a normal September. Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that Chipiona is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Chipiona about 19% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 36% of the time. This is means that we expect 16 days with waves in a typical September, of which 6 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.