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La Routes des Pêches break guidePhoto by: Ben

La Routes des Pêches Surf Guide

La Routes des Pêches in Benin - Bight of Benin is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. The best wind direction is from the north. The ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for Rips.

La Routes des Pêches Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Routes des Pêches:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Routes des Pêches occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Routes des Pêches 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 18% of the time in January while 81% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Routes des Pêches Location Map

Interactive La Routes des Pêches 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 Routes des Pêches is Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO) in Benin, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Routes des Pêches is Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) in Nigeria, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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La Routes des Pêches Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 January 2023, 16:39 Local Time
Friday 27Sat
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at La Routes des Pêches

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

Wind History at La Routes des Pêches

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near La Routes des Pêches. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    83km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    89km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    117km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Routes des Pêches: