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Carteret ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Carteret Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.0 °C

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Sunday, 19 August 2018, 11:36 Local time
Sunday 19
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
WSW 25
W 25
Wind State cross-
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Carteret in Normandy is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Baubigny, 6 km from Carteret.

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Carteret Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Jersey Airport, 33 km from Carteret.

moderate winds from the WSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Carteret

Buoy Data:

At Channel Islands Buoy, 61 miles from Carteret.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Average period (s) 7 6 7 7

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Overall Carteret Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Carteret:


  • The closest passenger airport to Carteret is Jersey Airport (JER) in England, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Carteret is Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER) in France, 39 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld., 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Pleurtuit (Dinard) Airport (DNR) in France is 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Carpiquet (Caen) Airport (CFR), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Carteret and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
Carteret break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Carteret, Normandy. Use the tab navigation above to view Carteret sea temperature, Carteret photographs, Carteret detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carteret webcams, current wind from Normandy live weather stations and Carteret 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 Carteret.