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St Jean de Luz - La Bougie ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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St Jean de Luz - La Bougie Surf Guide

St Jean de Luz - La Bougie in La Cote Basque is a very sheltered reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of reef and small light house.

St Jean de Luz - La Bougie Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Jean de Luz - La Bougie:

The best conditions reported for surf at St Jean de Luz - La Bougie occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf St Jean de Luz - La Bougie (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing St Jean de Luz - La Bougie with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in January while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore St Jean de Luz - La Bougie Location Map

Interactive St Jean de Luz - La Bougie 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 St Jean de Luz - La Bougie is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Jean de Luz - La Bougie is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 15 km (9 miles) away.

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St Jean de Luz - La Bougie Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 15:14 Local Time
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5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.3
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Period (s) 6 - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
N 5
NNW 10
SSW 10
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Wind State on on cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at St Jean de Luz - La Bougie

Surf stats for St Jean de Luz - La Bougie, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at St Jean de Luz - La Bougie

Wind stats for St Jean de Luz - La Bougie, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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