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Ile d'Oleron - La Cotiniere ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Ile d'Oleron - La Cotiniere Swell Statistics, All Year: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Ile d'Oleron - La Cotiniere that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical year. It is based on 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 show increasing swell sizes and red represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the dominant swell direction, shown by the longest spokes, was W, whereas the the dominant wind blows from the NW. 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 27% of the time, equivalent to 99 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal year but 1.2% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 1.2%, equivalent to (4 days). Taking into account the ratio of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Ile d'Oleron - La Cotiniere is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at Ile d'Oleron - La Cotiniere about 27% of the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 54% of the time. This is means that we expect 296 days with waves in a typical year, of which 99 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.