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Ile de Noirmoutier Surf Guide

Ile de Noirmoutier in Cote De Lumiere is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest..

Ile de Noirmoutier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ile de Noirmoutier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ile de Noirmoutier 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 34% of the time in March while 58% 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).

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Interactive Ile de Noirmoutier 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 is Montoir (St.-nazaire) Airport (SNR) in France, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ile de Noirmoutier is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE), also in France, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Ile de Noirmoutier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 2 July 2022, 01:23 Local Time
FriSaturday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Ile de Noirmoutier

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

Wind History at Ile de Noirmoutier

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

Ile de Noirmoutier Reviews:

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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
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  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
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