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Biarritz - Cote des Basques ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.6

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Biarritz - Cote des Basques Surf Stats

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This picture shows the combination of swells directed at Biarritz - Cote des Basques over a normal April, based on 3360 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind and surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Biarritz - Cote des Basques. In the case of Biarritz - Cote des Basques, the best grid node is 35 km away (22 miles). The rose diagram shows the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing without direction information. Five colours represent increasing wave sizes. Very small swells of less than 0.5m (1.5 feet) high are shown in blue. These happened only 11% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the biggest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast. The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WNW (which was the same as the prevailing wind direction). Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Biarritz - Cote des Basques and offshore. We combine these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose plot. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Biarritz - Cote des Basques, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical April, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Biarritz - Cote des Basques run for about 89% of the time.

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