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Ste Barbe break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Ste Barbe Surf Guide

Sainte Barbe in Brittany is an exposed beach break that is fairly consistent. Best suited to longboards and best around high tide. Summer tends to be often flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. This is just one point on a huge arc of beach so relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Ste Barbe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ste Barbe:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ste Barbe occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ste Barbe with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in March while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ste Barbe Location Map

Interactive Ste Barbe 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 Ste Barbe is Lann Bihoue (Lorient) Airport (LRT) in France, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ste Barbe is Meucon (Vannes) Airport (VNE), also in France, 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Ste Barbe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 14:16 Local Time
Wednesday 19Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
15
15
25
25
Wind State on cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ste Barbe

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

Wind History at Ste Barbe

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

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