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Wissant ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Wissant Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.9 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 12:02 Local time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - 6 6
Wind (km/h) 60
WSW 60
WSW 55
WSW 50
Wind State cross-

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Wissant in Normandy is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cap Gris Nez, 7 km from Wissant.

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Wissant Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Boulogne, 19 km from Wissant.

fresh winds from the WSW

Air temperature
12.6 °C

Current weather near Wissant

Buoy Data:

At Sandettie Buoy, 15 miles from Wissant.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Average period (s) 7 7 7 6

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Overall Wissant Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Wissant Location Maps

Wissant Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Wissant:

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Wave buoys nearest to Wissant:

Tide stations nearest to Wissant:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Le Portel
    14 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Wissant:

  • Closest ski area
    Hellenthal-Skiarena Weisser Stein (Germany)
    209 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)
    250 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Thalfang-Erbeskopf (Germany)
    252 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Olpe-Fahlenscheid (Germany)
    273 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Wildewiese-Sundern (Germany)
    275 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Wissant:

  • Closest city location
    Calais (France)
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Boulogne-sur-Mer (France)
    13 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Dover (United Kingdom)
    23 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Folkestone (United Kingdom)
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Dunkerque (France)
    32 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Wissant is Calais Dunkerque Airport (CQF) in France, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Wissant is Le Touquet Paris Plage Airport (LTQ), also in France, 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Lydd Airport (LYX) in U.k., 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Manston Airport (MSE) in England is 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Oostende (Ostend) Airport (OST) in Belgium is the fifth nearest airport to Wissant and is 89 km (55 miles) away.
Wissant break location map and break info

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