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La Caffrine ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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La Caffrine Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at La Caffrine that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year and is based upon 33220 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 shows largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell happens.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the E. 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 73% of the time, equivalent to 266 days. Expect open water swells to exceed >3m (>10ft) 1.1% of the time (4 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with expected offshore winds, and given the fact that La Caffrine is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at La Caffrine about 73% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 20% of the time. This is means that we expect 339 days with waves in a typical year, of which 266 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.