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Cap Ferret ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Cap Ferret Surf Guide

Cap Ferret in Acquitaine is an exposed beach break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Cap Ferret Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cap Ferret:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cap Ferret occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cap Ferret with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in October while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cap Ferret Location Map

Interactive Cap Ferret 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 Cap Ferret is La Teste De Buch (Arcachon) Airport (XAC) in France, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cap Ferret is Merignac (Bordeaux) Airport (BOD), also in France, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Cap Ferret Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 11:40 Local Time
Sunday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.9
WNW
2.2
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.3
WNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 30
W 30
W 30
W
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Swell History at Cap Ferret

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

Wind History at Cap Ferret

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cap Ferret: