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La Tortue ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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La Tortue Surf Forecast / Saint Barthélemy / Saint Barthélemy

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 13 Apr 2021 AST
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La Tortue surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's La Tortue sea temperature is 26.4 °C (Statistics for 13 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 26.6 max: 27.6 min: 25.7 °C)
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La Tortue surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's La Tortue sea temperature is 26.4 °C (Statistics for 13 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 26.6 max: 27.6 min: 25.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind has turned cross-on at La Tortue (light winds from the SW at Gustavia 2 km from La Tortue).

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Actual: 17 min ago

Moderate
18 km/h
SW
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for La Tortue this week:

The surf forecast for La Tortue over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 13) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at La Tortue in the next 12 days are 1.6m 9s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (AST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Tue 13th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 11s
Best Surf 5PM (Tue 13th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 11s
Most Powerful 2PM (Tue 20th Apr)5ft (1.6m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for La Tortue over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
333201113320333321110221232334333333
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.3
NNE
1.2
NNE
1
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.4
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
1.1
NNW
1.2
NNW
1
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.1
N
1.2
N
1.2
N
1
N
0.8
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.4
NNE
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.8
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
2.4
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
2
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
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4153372141257185837325027517211327731733221212746525033332395476558608724612616568450401346304223252
15
SSE
5
WSW
5
SSW
5
WNW
15
NNW
15
NNE
20
NE
20
ENE
20
ESE
20
SE
20
SE
25
ESE
25
ESE
20
ESE
25
E
20
E
25
E
30
E
30
E
25
E
35
E
30
E
30
E
35
E
35
E
35
E
35
ENE
35
E
35
E
30
E
30
ESE
20
ESE
25
E
25
ESE
20
E
25
E
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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8:35PM
0.44
5:33AM
0.36
9:34PM 4:45AM
0.44 0.37
10:42PM 3:58AM
0.44 0.40
12:02AM
0.44
1:30AM
0.45
2:34AM
0.46
3:08AM
0.46
3:29AM
0.45
3:46AM
0.44
1:52PM
0.38
4:02AM
0.42
3:20PM
0.41
4:16AM
0.41
4:35PM
0.45
4:29AM
0.40
1:23PM
0.05
2:32AM
0.34
1:57PM
0.03
3:07AM
0.37
2:35PM
0.03
3:52AM
0.40
3:18PM
0.04
4:09PM
0.05
5:09PM
0.05
6:17PM
0.05
7:26PM
0.06
8:31PM
0.07
10:11AM
0.33
9:30PM
0.09
10:16AM
0.26
10:26PM
0.13
10:44AM
0.17
11:21PM
0.19

Note: the tide data above is for Saint Barthelemy, Guadeloupe which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for La Tortue.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at La Tortue blow from the E

Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
risk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrs
221-111--42-------------1-12-2-----2
252626252625252525262626262626262626262625252625252525252625262626262625
252625252625252525252626262625252525252625252525252525252625262625252625
252626252625252525262626262626262626262625252625252525252625262626262625
5:56--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:48--5:48--
-6:27--6:27--6:27--6:27--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:30-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 25°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm (max 26°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 25°C on Mon morning). Mainly strong winds.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm (max 26°C on Thu afternoon, min 25°C on Thu morning). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the La Tortue Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for La Tortue provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at La Tortue can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our La Tortue surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (La Tortue) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for La Tortue may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Saint Barthélemy? If you are looking for accommodation near La Tortue, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Saint Barthélemy, consider staying in Gustavia which is 6 km (4 miles) away. Other places in and around Saint Barthélemy where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Philipsburg which is 33 km (20 miles) away, Marigot, The Valley and Basseterre.