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Montalivet-les-Bains ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.8

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Montalivet-les-Bains break guidePhoto by: Nick Brick

Montalivet-les-Bains Surf Guide

Montalivet-les-Bains in Gironde is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Montalivet-les-Bains Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Montalivet-les-Bains:

The best conditions reported for surf at Montalivet-les-Bains occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Montalivet-les-Bains (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Montalivet-les-Bains with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in October while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Montalivet-les-Bains Location Map

Interactive Montalivet-les-Bains 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 Montalivet-les-Bains is Medis (Royan) Airport (RYN) in France, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Montalivet-les-Bains is St Agnant (Rochefort) Airport (RCO), also in France, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Montalivet-les-Bains Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 07:50 Local Time
Thursday 15
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.2
W
0.2
W
0.2
W
0.2
W
Period (s) 11 11 11 13
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 30
NE 30
NE 30
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Montalivet-les-Bains

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Wind History at Montalivet-les-Bains

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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
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