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Nez Bayard ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Nez Bayard Surf Guide

Nez Bayard in Normandy is a reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Nez Bayard Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nez Bayard:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nez Bayard occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nez Bayard with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in March while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nez Bayard Location Map

Interactive Nez Bayard 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 Nez Bayard is Maupertus (Cherbourg) Airport (CER) in France, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nez Bayard is Guernsey Airport (GCI) in Guernsey Isld., 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Nez Bayard Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 23:21 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.0
W
1.0
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NNW 20
N 15
N
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Nez Bayard

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

Wind History at Nez Bayard

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

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