Wissant Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind S
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C
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.
For Cap Gris Nez, 7 km from Wissant.
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At Boulogne, 19 km from Wissant.
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At Sandettie Buoy, 15 miles from Wissant.
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Overall Wissant Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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Use this relief map to navigate to Nord - Pas de Calais surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Wissant
Tide stations nearest to Wissant:
- Closest tide stationCalais9 mi
- Second closest tide stationWimereux9 mi
- Third closest tide stationBoulogne12 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationSaint-Martin-Boulogne12 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationLe Portel14 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Wissant:
- Closest ski areaHellenthal-Skiarena Weisser Stein (Germany)209 mi
- Second closest ski areaAnother World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)250 mi
- Third closest ski areaThalfang-Erbeskopf (Germany)252 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaOlpe-Fahlenscheid (Germany)273 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaWildewiese-Sundern (Germany)275 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Wissant:
- Closest city locationCalais (France)9 mi
- Second closest city locationBoulogne-sur-Mer (France)13 mi
- Third closest city locationDover (United Kingdom)23 mi
- Fourth closest city locationFolkestone (United Kingdom)25 mi
- Fifth closest city locationDunkerque (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.
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.