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Grande Trait ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Grande Trait Surf Guide

Grande Trait in Brittany is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Grande Trait Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Grande Trait:

The best conditions reported for surf at Grande Trait occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Grande Trait with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in March while 54% 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
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
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 Grande Trait Location Map

Interactive Grande Trait 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 Grande Trait is Montoir (St.-nazaire) Airport (SNR) in France, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Grande Trait is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE), also in France, 54 km (34 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Grande Trait Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 03:09 Local Time
SunMonday 12
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 25
N 20
N 10
NNE 10
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Grande Trait

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

Wind History at Grande Trait

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Grande Trait:

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.