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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 Forecast / Vendee / France

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 19 Apr 2021 CEST
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Saint Nicolas surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Saint Nicolas sea temperature is 11.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 12.4 max: 13.4 min: 10.9 °C)
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Saint Nicolas surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Saint Nicolas sea temperature is 11.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 12.4 max: 13.4 min: 10.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Saint Nicolas (light winds from the NNE at LARochelleAeroport Ile DE RE 44 km from Saint Nicolas).

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44 km away, 1 h 1 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NNE
11.0
11.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Saint Nicolas this week:

The surf forecast for Saint Nicolas over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 2s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Saint Nicolas in the next 12 days are 1.7m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 24) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (Apr 27) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (CEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Tue 20th Apr)2.5ft (0.7m) 14s
Best Surf 2PM (Sat 24th Apr)5ft (1.6m) 13s
Most Powerful 5PM (Sat 24th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Saint Nicolas over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T france.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.7
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
1.4
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.4
NW
0.2
WSW
0.2
W
0.2
W
0.3
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
1414131212111110101211111014131212121211111068151313121212111111101010
2061421672282161851086848486157517789388667186093551168249106171430474544222120181717
15
E
15
ENE
10
WNW
20
ENE
20
E
10
ENE
25
ENE
25
E
25
ENE
35
ENE
40
E
30
E
30
E
15
ESE
20
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
35
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
30
NE
25
NE
20
NE
10
NE
15
NE
10
NE
15
WNW
15
NNW
25
NNW
30
WNW
15
NW
15
W
20
W
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
10:12PM
3.19
10:58AM
2.98
11:38PM
3.12
12:33PM
3.02
1:07AM
3.28
1:51PM
3.28
2:13AM
3.62
2:48PM
3.66
3:05AM
4.03
3:35PM
4.05
3:51AM
4.42
4:18PM
4.41
4:35AM
4.74
5:00PM
4.69
5:18AM
4.93
5:41PM
4.84
6:02AM
4.96
6:23PM
4.86
6:46AM
4.82
7:07PM
4.73
7:33AM
4.53
7:53PM
4.48
8:23AM
4.15
4:39AM
1.51
5:11PM
1.62
6:12AM
1.51
6:45PM
1.53
7:34AM
1.27
7:58PM
1.25
8:35AM
0.89
8:53PM
0.87
9:23AM
0.48
9:40PM
0.48
10:07AM
0.11
10:24PM
0.12
10:49AM
-0.16
11:07PM
-0.14
11:31AM
-0.30
11:50PM
-0.28
12:13PM
-0.27
12:35AM
-0.26
12:57PM
-0.10
1:21AM
-0.09
1:42PM
0.20
2:10AM
0.21
2:30PM
0.57

Note: the tide data above is for Saint-Hilaire-de-Talmont which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Saint Nicolas.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Saint Nicolas blow from the NW

Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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10914109159816881410111312101712101510816981611101610912101012
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-7:11--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:01--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:52-
--9:00--9:00--9:02--9:04--9:05--9:07--9:07--9:08--9:10--9:12--9:13--9:15

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the E on Fri morning, light winds from the E by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun night, min 8°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Mon afternoon, light winds from the NE by Wed afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed night, min 9°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Saint Nicolas Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Saint Nicolas provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Saint Nicolas can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Saint Nicolas surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Saint Nicolas) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Saint Nicolas may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Saint Nicolas is 14 km (9 miles) from the city of Les Sables-d'Olonne. If you plan a holiday in Vendee, look for hotels and other accommodation in Les Sables-d'Olonne. Les Sables-d'Olonne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.