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La Mère Surf Guide

La Mère in French Guiana is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. The best swell direction is from the northeast. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Rocks are a hazard.

La Mère Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Mère:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Mère occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Mère with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in June while 91% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 La Mère Location Map

Interactive La Mère 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 nearest passenger airport to La Mère is Rochambeau (Cayenne) Airport (CAY) in French Guyana, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Mère is Johan A Pengel International (Zandery) Airport (PBM) in Surinam, 339 km (211 miles) away.

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La Mère Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 15 August 2022, 15:15 Local Time
Monday 15
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at La Mère

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

Wind History at La Mère

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To La Mère: