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Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre Surf Guide

Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre in Vendee is a beach break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre 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 37% of the time in March while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% 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 Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre Location Map

Interactive Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre 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 Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre is Montoir (St.-nazaire) Airport (SNR) in France, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE), also in France, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 07:35 Local Time
Tuesday 13
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 25
ENE 25
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre

Surf stats for Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre

Wind stats for Ile de Noirmoutier - Barbatre, 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.