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Grand Sancho Surf Guide

Grand Sancho in Mauritius is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. The ideal swell direction from the southwest. The beach breaks favour lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of - Urchins - Rocks.

Grand Sancho Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Grand Sancho:

The best conditions reported for surf at Grand Sancho occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Grand Sancho (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Grand Sancho with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Grand Sancho Location Map

Interactive Grand Sancho 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 nearest passenger airport to Grand Sancho is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International (Plaisance) Airport (MRU) in Mauritius, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Grand Sancho is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN) in Reunion Island, 206 km (128 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Grand Sancho Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 08:06 Local Time
Tuesday 13
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 1.5
E
1.5
E
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
Period (s) 10 10 12 13
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
ESE 15
E
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Swell History at Grand Sancho

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

Wind History at Grand Sancho

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

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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.