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Le Petits Dalles ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Le Petits Dalles Surf Guide

Le Petits Dalles in Normandy is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Le Petits Dalles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Le Petits Dalles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Le Petits Dalles occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Le Petits Dalles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in November while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Le Petits Dalles Location Map

Interactive Le Petits Dalles 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 Petits Dalles is Octeville (Le Havre) Airport (LEH) in France, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Le Petits Dalles is St Gatien (Deauville) Airport (DOL), also in France, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Le Petits Dalles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 07:25 Local Time
Tuesday 26
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.2
W
1.4
W
1.3
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
25
25
25
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Le Petits Dalles

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

Wind History at Le Petits Dalles

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Le Petits Dalles. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    20km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability:
    27km away

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