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Saint Nicolas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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Saint Nicolas Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.1 °C

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Friday, 15 December 2017, 03:32 Local time
Friday 15
Wave (m) 4.5
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 40
WNW 35
WNW 35
WNW 40
Wind State off off off off

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Saint Nicholas in Cote De Lumiere is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saint-Hilaire-de-Talmont, 6 km from Saint Nicolas.

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Saint Nicolas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At meteo85440 Talmont Saint Hilaire wx, 2 km from Saint Nicolas.


Air temperature
8.6 °C

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Overall Saint Nicolas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Saint Nicolas is Les Ajoncs (La Roche-sur-yon) Airport (EDM) in France, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Saint Nicolas is St Agnant (Rochefort) Airport (RCO), also in France, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) in France, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Le Pontreau (Cholet) Airport (CET) in France is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Souche (Niort) Airport (NIT), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Saint Nicolas and is 96 km (60 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Saint Nicolas, Vendee. Use the tab navigation above to view Saint Nicolas sea temperature, Saint Nicolas photographs, Saint Nicolas detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Saint Nicolas webcams, current wind from Vendee live weather stations and Saint Nicolas 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 Saint Nicolas.