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Biarritz - Cote des Basques break guidePhoto by: Cleo Stratmann

Biarritz - Cote des Basques Surf Guide

Cote des Basques in La Cote Basque is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east with some shelter here from northwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks in the line up.

Biarritz - Cote des Basques Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Biarritz - Cote des Basques:

The best conditions reported for surf at Biarritz - Cote des Basques 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 Biarritz - Cote des Basques (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Biarritz - Cote des Basques 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 42% of the time in October while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% 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 Biarritz - Cote des Basques Location Map

Interactive Biarritz - Cote des Basques 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 Biarritz - Cote des Basques is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Biarritz - Cote des Basques is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 23 km (14 miles) away.

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Biarritz - Cote des Basques Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 17:21 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
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Swell History at Biarritz - Cote des Basques

Surf stats for Biarritz - Cote des Basques, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Biarritz - Cote des Basques

Wind stats for Biarritz - Cote des Basques, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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