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Sangatte Surf Guide

Sangatte in Nord - Pas de Calais is a beach break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Poor surf in light onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and pollution.

Sangatte Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sangatte:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sangatte occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Sangatte with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in April while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sangatte Location Map

Interactive Sangatte 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 Sangatte is Calais Dunkerque Airport (CQF) in France, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sangatte is Le Touquet Paris Plage Airport (LTQ), also in France, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Sangatte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 19:52 Local Time
Sunday 03Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.4
WSW
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h)
30
25
25
15
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Sangatte

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

Wind History at Sangatte

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Sangatte. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sangatte: