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Saint Nicolas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 2.9

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Saint Nicolas Surf Guide

Saint Nicholas in Cote De Lumiere is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Saint Nicolas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Saint Nicolas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Saint Nicolas occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Saint Nicolas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in July while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
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 Saint Nicolas 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 Saint Nicolas is Les Ajoncs (La Roche-sur-yon) Airport (EDM) in France, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Saint Nicolas is St Agnant (Rochefort) Airport (RCO), also in France, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Saint Nicolas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 07:15 Local Time
Tuesday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.9
W
1.7
W
1.6
W
1.6
W
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
WSW 20
W 20
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Saint Nicolas

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

Wind History at Saint Nicolas

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

Saint Nicolas Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.7
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Egg Vert from France
“This spot is locally known as "Plage de la Mine".”

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