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Ecalgrain Surf Guide

Ecalgrain in Normandy is a sheltered beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Ecalgrain Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ecalgrain:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ecalgrain with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in April while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ecalgrain Location Map

Interactive Ecalgrain 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 Ecalgrain is Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER) in France, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ecalgrain is Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld., 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Ecalgrain Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 January 2023, 06:23 Local Time
Friday 27
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
35
35
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ecalgrain

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

Wind History at Ecalgrain

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

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