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Fecamp ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Fecamp Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at Fecamp that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 7239 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 represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs.

The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the dominant 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 40% of the time, equivalent to 36 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only happen 1.4% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, equivalent to just one day but 12% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 12%, equivalent to (11 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Fecamp is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Fecamp about 40% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 16% of the time. This is means that we expect 51 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn, of which 36 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.