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Grande Trait ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Grande Trait Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.0 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 20:34 Local time
WedThursday 13
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
Wind State cross-

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Grande Trait in Brittany is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Take care to avoid the rocks.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pornichet, 4 km from Grande Trait.

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Grande Trait Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Saint-Brevin les Pins, 11 km from Grande Trait.


Air temperature
3 °C

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Overall Grande Trait Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Grande Trait is Montoir (St.-nazaire) Airport (SNR) in France, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Grande Trait is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE), also in France, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Meucon (Vannes) Airport (VNE) in France, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Les Ajoncs (La Roche-sur-yon) Airport (EDM) in France is 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • St Jacques (Rennes) Airport (RNS), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Grande Trait and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Grande Trait, Loire Atlantique. Use the tab navigation above to view Grande Trait sea temperature, Grande Trait photographs, Grande Trait detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Grande Trait webcams, current wind from Loire Atlantique live weather stations and Grande Trait 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 Grande Trait.