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Carcans Plage ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.6
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.6
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Carcans Plage Surf Guide

Carcans Plage in Acquitaine is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Carcans Plage Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carcans Plage:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Carcans Plage 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 45% of the time in October while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Carcans Plage Location Map

Interactive Carcans Plage 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 Carcans Plage is Merignac (Bordeaux) Airport (BOD) in France, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Carcans Plage is La Teste De Buch (Arcachon) Airport (XAC), also in France, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Carcans Plage Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 21:55 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
ENE 5
ESE 0
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Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Carcans Plage

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

Wind History at Carcans Plage

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

Carcans Plage Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 8 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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