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Biarritz - Grande Plage ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.1

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Biarritz - Grande Plage break guide

Biarritz - Grande Plage Surf Guide

Grande Plage in La Cote Basque is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east with some shelter here from south winds. 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. Likely to be crowded if working. Hazards include crowds / pollution.

Biarritz - Grande Plage Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Biarritz - Grande Plage:

The best conditions reported for surf at Biarritz - Grande Plage 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 Biarritz - Grande Plage (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Biarritz - Grande Plage with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in October while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Biarritz - Grande Plage Location Map

Interactive Biarritz - Grande Plage 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 Biarritz - Grande Plage is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Biarritz - Grande Plage is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 24 km (15 miles) away.

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Biarritz - Grande Plage Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 15:31 Local Time
Wednesday 28Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 4.5
WNW
5.0
NW
5.5
NW
5.5
NW
Period (s) 19 18 20 20
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 10
SW 10
SSW 10
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Biarritz - Grande Plage

Surf stats for Biarritz - Grande Plage, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Biarritz - Grande Plage

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

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