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St Jean de Luz - Socoa Surf Guide

St Jean de Luz - Socoa in La Cote Basque is a sheltered beach/jetty break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the south southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Prevailing left breaking waves at the beach break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Take care of gnarly shoredunp, rocks, locals.

St Jean de Luz - Socoa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Jean de Luz - Socoa:

The best conditions reported for surf at St Jean de Luz - Socoa occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing St Jean de Luz - Socoa 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 21% of the time in February while 32% 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
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
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 - Socoa Location Map

Interactive St Jean de Luz - Socoa 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 - Socoa is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Jean de Luz - Socoa is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 15 km (9 miles) away.

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St Jean de Luz - Socoa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 October 2022, 17:59 Local Time
Thursday 06Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
1
NW
1
NW
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
15
10
5
5
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
off off

Swell History at St Jean de Luz - Socoa

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

Wind History at St Jean de Luz - Socoa

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

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