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Michaud Point break guide

Michaud Point Surf Guide

Michaud Point in Cape Breton Island is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Michaud Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Michaud Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Michaud Point occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Michaud Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in September while 20% 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.
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).

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Interactive Michaud Point 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 nearest passenger airport to Michaud Point is Sydney Airport (YQY) in Canada, which is 82 km (51 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Michaud Point is Charlottetown Airport (YYG), also in Canada, 205 km (127 miles) away.

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Michaud Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 01:18 Local Time
Wednesday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-
off glass

Swell History at Michaud Point

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

Wind History at Michaud Point

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

Michaud Point Reviews:

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Michelle Richards from Canada
“I run the surf school at Point Michaud Beach in the summer. I will be updating surf conditions on my surf report line. Anyone can call (902) 227 1230 to check surf conditions at Point Michaud Beach. Will be updated everyday as conditions change from July 1st to August 31st.”

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