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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 and is based upon 33184 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 highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell occurs.

The diagram indicates that the most common swell direction, shown by the largest 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 41% of the time, equivalent to 150 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.4% of the time (5 days). Taking into account the fraction of these swells that coincided with forecast 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 41% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 18% of the time. This is means that we expect 215 days with waves in a typical year, of which 150 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.