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Lacanau Ocean ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.4
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.1

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Lacanau Ocean Wind Statistics, Summer averages since 2006

The graph illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal northern hemisphere summer. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with dark blue strongest. It is based on 8738 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Lacanau Ocean, located 23 km away (14 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the most common wind at Lacanau Ocean blows from the WNW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Lacanau Ocean. On the other hand, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical northern hemisphere summer, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 12% of the time (11 days each northern hemisphere summer) and blows offshore 27% of the time (24 days in an average northern hemisphere summer). Over an average northern hemisphere summer wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at Lacanau Ocean

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.