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Contrebandiers ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.8

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Contrebandiers break guide

Contrebandiers Surf Guide

Contrebandiers in Rabat to Casblanca is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Contrebandiers Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Contrebandiers:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Contrebandiers with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in December while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% 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 Contrebandiers Location Map

Interactive Contrebandiers 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 Contrebandiers is Sale (Rabat) Airport (RBA) in Morocco, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Contrebandiers is Kenitra (Kentira) Airport (NNA), also in Morocco, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Contrebandiers Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 20:04 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross cross-

Swell History at Contrebandiers

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

Wind History at Contrebandiers

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

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