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Le Pin Sec ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Le Pin Sec Surf Guide

Le Pin Sec in Acquitaine is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Le Pin Sec Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent17.9°C

Surfing Le Pin Sec:

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

Surf Forecasts:

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Le Pin Sec sea temperature, Le Pin Sec photographs, Le Pin Sec detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Le Pin Sec webcams, current wind from Gironde live weather stations and Le Pin Sec 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 Le Pin Sec

Le Pin Sec Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 14:35 Local time
Friday 29
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
NE 25
NE 25
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Hourtin Plage, 5 km from Le Pin Sec.

IS AT (local time)

Le Pin Sec Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bordeaux-Mérignac-Airport, 63 km from Le Pin Sec.

moderate winds from the NE

no report
Air temperature
27.1 °C

Current weather near Le Pin Sec

Overall Le Pin Sec Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for Le Pin Sec: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Le Pin Sec: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Offshore A-Frame overlooking Bunkers, Le Pin Sec photo

Le Pin Sec

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Le Pin Sec Location Maps

Le Pin Sec Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Le Pin Sec:

Tide stations nearest to Le Pin Sec:

  • Closest tide station
    Pointe de Grave
    20 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    37 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    37 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Le Pin Sec is Medis (Royan) Airport (RYN) in France, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Le Pin Sec is Merignac (Bordeaux) Airport (BOD), also in France, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is St Agnant (Rochefort) Airport (RCO) in France, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • La Teste De Buch (Arcachon) Airport (XAC) in France is 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Chateaubernard (Cognac) Airport (CNG), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Le Pin Sec and is 78 km (48 miles) away.
Le Pin Sec break location map and break info