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Etretat ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.2

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Etretat Surf Forecast / Normandy / France

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 10 Apr 2021 CEST
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Etretat surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Etretat sea temperature is 8.8 °C (Statistics for 10 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 8.8 max: 10.0 min: 6.5 °C)
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Etretat surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Etretat sea temperature is 8.8 °C (Statistics for 10 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 8.8 max: 10.0 min: 6.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Normandy

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Le Poux (moderate winds from the NE at La Hague (Cape) 27 km from Le Poux).

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21 km away, 1 h 59 min ago

Light
11 km/h
NE
6.4
8.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Etretat this week:

The surf forecast for Etretat over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Etretat in the next 12 days are 1.5m 6s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 11) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Friday (Apr 16) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (CEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sat 17th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 6s
Best Surf 8PM (Sat 17th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 6s
Most Powerful11AM (Sun 11th Apr)5ft (1.5m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Etretat over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thu
22
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T france.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.3
NNE
1.5
NNE
1.2
NNE
0.4
NE
0.4
NW
0.5
W
0.6
WNW
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.1
W
0.2
ENE
0.3
NE
0.6
ENE
0.7
NE
0.8
NNE
1.4
NE
1.5
NE
1.4
NE
1.2
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
NNE
1
NNE
0.4
NE
0.6
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.4
NE
0.5
NNE
0.7
NE
0.3
NNE
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.3
WNW
0.3
W
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
66644353342234466665566354454101099111110
10814493060172210181521124141126994749651282248232221615242221
25
NE
30
NE
30
NNE
5
N
15
NW
25
W
10
NNE
15
E
20
NNE
15
E
15
ENE
20
NNE
20
E
25
ENE
30
NE
30
ENE
35
NE
30
ENE
25
E
20
ENE
20
NE
15
ESE
15
ENE
20
NNE
15
NNW
15
NNE
20
NE
15
ENE
5
W
10
W
25
SSW
30
W
25
WNW
30
WNW
30
WNW
25
W
onononglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrossononcross-
on
onononcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
11:29PM
7.55
11:40AM
7.67
11:58PM
7.79
12:11PM
7.86
12:28AM
7.94
12:41PM
7.94
12:57AM
7.99
1:11PM
7.92
1:26AM
7.93
1:42PM
7.78
1:56AM
7.75
2:12PM
7.54
2:27AM
7.48
2:45PM
7.22
3:00AM
7.13
3:23PM
6.85
3:41AM
6.75
4:12PM
6.47
4:37AM
6.38
5:26PM
6.18
6:01AM
6.16
7:01PM
6.17
7:32AM
6.29
5:59AM
1.64
6:15PM
1.40
6:32AM
1.44
6:47PM
1.30
7:03AM
1.34
7:18PM
1.31
7:34AM
1.36
7:48PM
1.42
8:04AM
1.49
8:19PM
1.64
8:36AM
1.71
8:51PM
1.94
9:10AM
2.02
9:26PM
2.31
9:47AM
2.38
10:06PM
2.72
10:31AM
2.75
10:56PM
3.11
11:27AM
3.08
12:01AM
3.39
12:42PM
3.22
1:26AM
3.40
2:08PM
3.02

Note: the tide data above is for Cap d'Antifer, France which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Etretat.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Etretat blow from the SW

Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thu
22
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
moderate rain
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
light rainlight rainsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudscloudycloudycloudymod. raincloudylight rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudscloudylight rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearclear
12----1---------------6-1-----23----
767768867768757769981010691110131211121110101077
6576677576685476677686691010111110118910977
41343543444541321555793610811101011977723
-7:13--7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:00--6:58--6:56--6:54--6:52-
--8:45--8:47--8:49--8:51--8:52--8:53--8:54--8:57--8:58--9:00--9:01--9:02

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Sun morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Fri afternoon, min 4°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Wed morning, fresh winds from the NE by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Fri night, light winds from the ENE by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon night, min 7°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the SW by Wed morning).

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Information about the Etretat Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Etretat provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Etretat can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Etretat surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Etretat) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Etretat may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Etretat is 14 km (9 miles) from Fecamp. If you plan a holiday in Normandy, look for hotels and other accommodation in Fecamp. Fecamp has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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.