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Guethary – Les Alcyons/Avalanche Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(La Cote Basque, France)

Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche Surf Guide

Les Alcyons/Avalanche in La Cote Basque is an exposed reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. No beach break here and a left hand reef break too.. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rocks , rips,crowds.

Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche:

The best conditions reported for surf at Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche 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 Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche (for consistent clean waves)?

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

Explore Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche Location Map

Interactive Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche 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 Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 12:01 Local Time
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Period (s) 11 11 11 11
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Swell History at Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche

Surf stats for Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche

Wind stats for Guethary - Les Alcyons/Avalanche, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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