Surfing in Italy - a visual guide by Michela Lazzaroni, Stefania Guerra

This visualization shows 335 surfing spots on the Italian coastline, flattened, divided by regions and seas that flow through them. Of the 30 best voted spots on, we analyzed the factors that make the spot 'active', that is to say when waves are surfable, like: seabed type, the ideal swell direction (the wider, the better), the swell range (the bigger the better) and the type of waves; and these are combined into a graphical map.

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