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Etretat ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.2

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Etretat Spot ID

Etretat photo


Photo credit: © Laura Raggio

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.7 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 21:14 Local time
Thursday 18Fri
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
W 20
W 20
Wind State cross-

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Etretat in Normandy is an exposed reef break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks / crowds / pollution.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cap d'Antifer, France, 7 km from Etretat.

IS AT (local time)

Etretat Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Le Havre/Octeville Airport, 24 km from Etretat.

light winds from the NW

no report
Air temperature
17.9 °C

Current weather near Etretat

Buoy Data:

At Greenwich Buoy, 48 miles from Etretat.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 5 6 6 5

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Overall Etretat Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Etretat:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    42 mi
  • Third closest city location
    43 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    44 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    44 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Etretat is Octeville (Le Havre) Airport (LEH) in France, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Etretat is St Gatien (Deauville) Airport (DOL), also in France, 38 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Carpiquet (Caen) Airport (CFR) in France, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Vallee De Seine (Rouen) Airport (URO) in France is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Etretat and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
Etretat break location map and break info

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