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Le Grand Large ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Le Grand Large Surf Guide

Le Grand Large in Normandy is a beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Le Grand Large Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Le Grand Large:

The best conditions reported for surf at Le Grand Large 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 Le Grand Large (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Le Grand Large with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in April while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
64%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Le Grand Large Location Map

Interactive Le Grand Large 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 Le Grand Large is Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER) in France, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Le Grand Large is Jersey Airport (JER) in England, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Le Grand Large Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 19:42 Local Time
Thursday 13Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.8
W
1.7
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
Period (s) 6 6 8 8
Wind (km/h) 40
W 35
WNW 20
NW 30
NW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Le Grand Large

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

Wind History at Le Grand Large

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

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    • Icon  s33.3
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    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    7km away

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