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Dead Zone ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Dead Zone Surf Guide

Dead Zone in Gironde is a beach break. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for Private,.

Dead Zone Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dead Zone:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dead Zone 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 Dead Zone (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Dead Zone 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 Dead Zone Location Map

Interactive Dead Zone 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 Dead Zone is La Teste De Buch (Arcachon) Airport (XAC) in France, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dead Zone is Merignac (Bordeaux) Airport (BOD), also in France, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Dead Zone Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 09:50 Local Time
Tuesday 02
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.1
W
1.0
W
1.0
W
1.0
W
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SW 0
W 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
glass cross-
off

Swell History at Dead Zone

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

Wind History at Dead Zone

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Dead Zone. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Dead Zone: