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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, Zomer: Golven met Licht of Offshore Winden

The rose diagram shows only the swells directed at Etretat that coincided with light winds or offshore conditions through a typical northern hemisphere summer and is based upon 8732 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 biggest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In both graphs, the area of any colour is proportional to how commonly that size swell was forecast.

The diagram implies that the most common swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was WSW, whereas the the prevailing wind blows from the W. 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 49% of the time, equivalent to 45 days. Open sea swells exceeding >3m (>10ft) are unlikely to occur in a normal northern hemisphere summer but 4% of the time we expect swell in the range 2-3m (6.5-10ft) 4%, equivalent to (4 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 calculate that clean surf can be found at Etretat about 49% of the time and that surf is messed up by onshore wind 14% of the time. This is means that we expect 57 days with waves in a typical northern hemisphere summer, of which 45 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.