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St Gilles Croix de Vie ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.2

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St Gilles Croix de Vie Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.3 °C

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Thursday, 27 August 2015, 21:23 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.4
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1.3
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Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 25
NE 25
NE 30
NNE
Wind State cross-
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Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in Cote De Lumiere is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, 3 km from St Gilles Croix de Vie.

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St Gilles Croix de Vie Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Saint Sauveur, 27 km from St Gilles Croix de Vie.

light winds from the ENE

km/h
Air temperature
15.9 °C

Current weather near St Gilles Croix de Vie

Overall St Gilles Croix de Vie Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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St Gilles Croix de Vie Location Maps

St Gilles Croix de Vie Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to St Gilles Croix de Vie:

Tide stations nearest to St Gilles Croix de Vie:

  • Closest tide station
    Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Saint-Jean-de-Monts
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Olonne-sur-Mer
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Les Sables d'Olonne
    16 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to St Gilles Croix de Vie:

  • Closest ski area
    Chastreix-Sancy (France)
    241 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Le Mont-Dore (France)
    242 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Besse Super Besse (France)
    248 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Lunada (Spain)
    257 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Le Lioran (France)
    259 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to St Gilles Croix de Vie:

  • Closest city location
    La Roche-sur-Yon (France)
    25 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Saint-Herblain (France)
    39 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Reze (France)
    40 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Saint-Nazaire (France)
    42 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire (France)
    42 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is Les Ajoncs (La Roche-sur-yon) Airport (EDM) in France, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE), also in France, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is Montoir (St.-nazaire) Airport (SNR) in France, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Le Pontreau (Cholet) Airport (CET) in France is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • St Agnant (Rochefort) Airport (RCO), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
St Gilles Croix de Vie break location map and break info

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