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This Is The Flattest Summer The UK Has Seen In 13 Years

Frustration stemming from an inactivity in the North Atlantic.

elsewhere // Sep 9, 2021
Words by stab
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Summer in the south west UK and other parts of Europe connected to the Atlantic isn’t ideal for surfers.

The conditions are usually small during August and September, but this year has been especially unrideable. Even the more exposed spots in France and West Cornwall have struggled to get over 2ft swells.

Tony Butt at Magic Seaweed drafted a comparison chart, and said:

For the comparison we chose a 20-day period between August 19 and September 7. We then looked at the wave heights at Fistral over that period for the last 12 years, going back to 2009. We calculated the average wave height over that period, and also the number of days during that period that the surf got over 2 foot, which kind of gives you an idea how many surfable days there were. Those calculations were repeated for same period in each year, to allow a comparison to be made between all the years.

Graph courtesy of Tony Butt/Magicseaweed

Hopefully Hurricane Larry can deliver some much need swell in the coming days.

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