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Etretat beoordelingen
Kwaliteit op een goede dag: 3.0
Betrouwbaarheid van de Golven: 3.3
Moeilijkheidsgraad: 2.7
Wind- en kitesurfen: 1.0
Bezoekers: 1.7

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

Etretat Golf Statistieken, Lente: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

This image shows only the swells directed at Etretat that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere spring and is based upon 8047 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 represent increasing swell sizes and red represents highest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how often that size swell was forecast.

The diagram indicates that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WSW, 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 36% of the time, equivalent to 33 days. Open water swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) only occur 0.8% of the time in a typical northern hemisphere spring, equivalent to just one day but 6% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 6%, equivalent to (5 days). Taking into account the proportion of these swells that coincided with predicted offshore winds, and given the fact that Etretat is exposed to open water swells, we estimate that clean surf can be found at Etretat about 36% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 14% of the time. This is means that we expect 46 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere spring, of which 33 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.