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Bretteville Surf Guide

Bretteville in Normandy is a beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks consists of lefts. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Bretteville Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bretteville:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bretteville occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Bretteville with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in April while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bretteville Location Map

Interactive Bretteville 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 Bretteville is Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER) in France, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bretteville is Jersey Airport (JER) in England, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Bretteville Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 17:56 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) - - 4 3
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Bretteville

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

Wind History at Bretteville

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

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