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Fort Le Marchant Surf Guide

Fort Le Marchant in Guernsey is an exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast.The break here is a left hand point. Take care of rocks / rips.

Fort Le Marchant Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fort Le Marchant:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fort Le Marchant occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Fort Le Marchant (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fort Le Marchant with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in June while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% 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 Fort Le Marchant Location Map

Interactive Fort Le Marchant 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 Fort Le Marchant is Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld., 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fort Le Marchant is Jersey Airport (JER) in England, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Fort Le Marchant Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 19:23 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 -
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Fort Le Marchant

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

Wind History at Fort Le Marchant

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

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