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Lafitenia ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.6

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Lafitenia Surf Guide

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.

Lafitenia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lafitenia:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lafitenia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in October while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lafitenia Location Map

Interactive Lafitenia 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 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.

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Lafitenia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 15:30 Local Time
Wednesday 14Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.7
N
0.8
N
1.0
N
1.1
N
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
N 5
NNW 10
SSW 10
E
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lafitenia

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

Wind History at Lafitenia

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

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