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Lucien ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Lucien Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Lucien Surf Guide

Lucien in Hibiscous Coast is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from northeast winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Lucien Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lucien:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lucien with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in April while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lucien Location Map

Interactive Lucien 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 Lucien is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lucien is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Lucien Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 04:59 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
2.0
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.4
SSW
Period (s) 9 9 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
SW 30
S 35
S
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Lucien

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

Wind History at Lucien

Wind stats for Lucien, 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 Lucien. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lucien: