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Bidart break guidePhoto by: Jurjen van den Broek

Bidart Surf Guide

Bidart in La Cote Basque is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells 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. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips, rocks and pollution.

Bidart Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bidart:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bidart occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bidart (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bidart with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in October while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bidart Location Map

Interactive Bidart surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Bidart is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bidart is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 19 km (12 miles) away.

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Bidart Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 4 July 2022, 23:59 Local Time
MonTuesday 05
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1
NW
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Bidart

Surf stats for Bidart, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bidart

Wind stats for Bidart, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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