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St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe Surf Guide

Sainte-Barbe in La Cote Basque is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded.

St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef/jettyIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe:

The best conditions reported for surf at St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in February while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe Location Map

Interactive St Jean de Luz - Sainte 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 St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 1 October 2022, 22:32 Local Time
SatSunday 02
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
1.2
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
Period (s) 10 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
5
10
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
glass off

Swell History at St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe

Surf stats for St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe

Wind stats for St Jean de Luz - Sainte Barbe, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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