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Port Francois Harbour ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.2

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Port Francois Harbour Surf Guide

Port Francois Harbour in Grande Terre is an exposed beach and reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of urchins and pollution.

Port Francois Harbour Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s22.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Port Francois Harbour:

The best conditions reported for surf at Port Francois Harbour occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Port Francois Harbour with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in September while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Port Francois Harbour Location Map

Interactive Port Francois Harbour 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 Port Francois Harbour is Le Raizet (Pointe-a-pitre) Airport (PTP) in Antilles, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Port Francois Harbour is Melville Hall (Dominica) Airport (DOM) in Dominica, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Port Francois Harbour Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 10:32 Local Time
Sunday 18
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.5
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 25
ESE 20
E 20
E
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Port Francois Harbour

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

Wind History at Port Francois Harbour

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

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