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East Wittering ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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East Wittering Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at East Wittering that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 7260 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 illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell occurs.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the largest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WSW. 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 happen in a normal northern hemisphere autumn. Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast offshore winds, and given the fact that East Wittering is quite sheltered from open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at East Wittering about 0% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 11% of the time. This is means that we expect 10 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 0 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.