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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, All Year: 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 year. It is based on 28016 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 show increasing swell sizes and biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was W (which was the same as the prevailing 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 40% of the time, equivalent to 146 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.5% of the time (5 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that Fecamp is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Fecamp about 40% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 17% of the time. This is means that we expect 208 days with waves in a typical year, of which 146 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.