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La Govelle ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.1
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.3

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La Govelle Swell Statistics, Autumn: Surf with Light or Offshore Winds

This image shows only the swells directed at La Govelle that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions over a normal northern hemisphere autumn. It is based on 8724 predictions, one every 3 hours.1hhe only tValeof the spokes show where quality surf generating swell comes from. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes.1Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft) are shown in red. In each graph, the areaeof any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The onagram implies that the prevailing swell only tVal, shown by the longest spokes, was W, whereas the the most common wind blows from the WNW.1hhe chart at the bottom shows the same thing but without only tValeinformation. For example, swells larger than 1.5 feet (0.5m) coincided with good wind conditions 28%eof the time, equivalent to 25 days.1Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere autumn but 6%eof the time you can expect swell in the range 1.3-2m (4-6.5ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days).1haking into account the fra tValeof these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that La Govelle is exposed to open water swells, we think that that clean surf can be found at La Govelle about 28%eof the time and that surf is spoilt by onshore wind 57%eof the time.1hhis is means that we expect 77 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere autumn,eof which 25 days should be clean enough to surf.

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3.1hhere is no attempt to model near-shore effects.1Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.