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Lafitenia ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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Lafitenia Spot ID

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Photo credit: Jurjen van den Broek

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Saturday, 25 January 2020, 23:31 Local time
SatSunday 26
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 13 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSW 10
S 10
Wind State cross-

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Lafitenia in La Cote Basque is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. No beach break here as well as a right hand reef break.. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of crowds and rocks.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saint Jean de Luz, France, 3 km from Lafitenia.

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Lafitenia Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Urrugne, 6 km from Lafitenia.


Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Lafitenia

Overall Lafitenia Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

Surf stats for Lafitenia: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Lafitenia: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Lafitenia Location Maps

Lafitenia Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Lafitenia:

  • Closest tide station
    Saint Jean de Luz
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Vieux Boucau
    10 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Lafitenia is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lafitenia is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 13 km (8 miles) away.
  • Third is Pamplona Airport (PNA) in Spain, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Pau Pyrenees Airport (PUF) in France is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Lafitenia and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
Lafitenia break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Lafitenia, La Cote Basque. Use the tab navigation above to view Lafitenia sea temperature, Lafitenia photographs, Lafitenia detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Lafitenia webcams, current wind from La Cote Basque live weather stations and Lafitenia tide predictions. The France swell maps link will open up the big picture showing France and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from France wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Lafitenia.