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La Torchere Surf Guide

La Torchere in Gironde is a beach break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and locals.

La Torchere Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Torchere:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Torchere occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing La Torchere with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in October while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 Torchere Location Map

Interactive La Torchere 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 La Torchere is La Teste De Buch (Arcachon) Airport (XAC) in France, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Torchere is Merignac (Bordeaux) Airport (BOD), also in France, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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La Torchere Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 10:54 Local Time
Sunday 03
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 7 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at La Torchere

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

Wind History at La Torchere

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

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