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Fort de St Germain Des Vaux ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Fort de St Germain Des Vaux Surf Guide

Fort de St Germain Des Vaux in Normandy is a reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. No reef break here. The location means that it never gets crowded. Hazards include - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Private beach.

Fort de St Germain Des Vaux Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fort de St Germain Des Vaux:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fort de St Germain Des Vaux occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Fort de St Germain Des Vaux (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fort de St Germain Des Vaux with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in December while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Fort de St Germain Des Vaux 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 de St Germain Des Vaux is Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER) in France, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fort de St Germain Des Vaux is Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld., 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Fort de St Germain Des Vaux Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 17:00 Local Time
Sunday 18Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.7
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0.7
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0.7
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0.7
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Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NE 5
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Fort de St Germain Des Vaux

Surf stats for Fort de St Germain Des Vaux, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fort de St Germain Des Vaux

Wind stats for Fort de St Germain Des Vaux, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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