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Lacanau Ocean break guidePhoto by: Daniel

Lacanau Ocean Surf Guide

Lacanau-Ocean in Acquitaine is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips / crowds.

Lacanau Ocean Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lacanau Ocean:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lacanau Ocean occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Lacanau Ocean 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.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lacanau Ocean Location Map

Interactive Lacanau Ocean 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 Lacanau Ocean is Merignac (Bordeaux) Airport (BOD) in France, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lacanau Ocean is La Teste De Buch (Arcachon) Airport (XAC), also in France, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Lacanau Ocean Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 3 October 2022, 23:45 Local Time
MonTuesday 04
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
15
10
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
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Swell History at Lacanau Ocean

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

Wind History at Lacanau Ocean

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

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