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La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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La Cote Sauvage – Le Sémaphore Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Charente Maritime, France)

La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore Surf Guide

La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore in Charente Maritime is a sandbar break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for - Pollution.

La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore 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 40% of the time in October while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore Location Map

Interactive La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore 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 La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore is Medis (Royan) Airport (RYN) in France, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore is St Agnant (Rochefort) Airport (RCO), also in France, 29 km (18 miles) away.

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La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 05:43 Local Time
Tuesday 13
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.1
W
0.2
WNW
0.1
W
0.1
W
Period (s) 15 6 14 13
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
E 30
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore

Surf stats for La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore

Wind stats for La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To La Cote Sauvage - Le Sémaphore:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.