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Bretteville ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Bretteville Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:39 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 35
SW 35
WSW 30
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Bretteville in Normandy is a beach break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks are all lefts. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tourlaville, 4 km from Bretteville.

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Bretteville Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cherbourg Maupertus, 5 km from Bretteville.

moderate winds from the SSW

Clear skies
Air temperature
17.2 °C

Current weather near Bretteville

Buoy Data:

At Channel Islands Buoy, 63 miles from Bretteville.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
Average period (s) 8 9 9 8

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Overall Bretteville Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Bretteville:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Saint Helier (United Kingdom)
    42 mi
  • Third closest city location
    62 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    73 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    73 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bretteville is Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER) in France, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bretteville is Jersey Airport (JER) in England, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld., 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Carpiquet (Caen) Airport (CFR) in France is 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Octeville (Le Havre) Airport (LEH), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Bretteville and is 117 km (73 miles) away.
Bretteville break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bretteville, Normandy. Use the tab navigation above to view Bretteville sea temperature, Bretteville photographs, Bretteville detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bretteville webcams, current wind from Normandy live weather stations and Bretteville tide predictions. The France swell maps link will open up the big picture showing France and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from France wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bretteville.