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St-Jean ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.5

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St-Jean Surf Guide

St-Jean on the North Coast is a reasonably exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and coral.

St-Jean Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St-Jean:

The best conditions reported for surf at St-Jean occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing St-Jean with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in January while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
65%
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 Location Map

Interactive St-Jean 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 is Gustavia/st.barthel (St.-barthelemy) Airport (SBH) in Antilles, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St-Jean is Grand Case (St. Martin) Airport (SFG), also in Antilles, 30 km (19 miles) away.

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St-Jean Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 21:24 Local Time
SatSunday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.0
E
2.0
E
2.0
E
2.0
E
Period (s) 8 9 9 8
Wind (km/h)
35
35
35
35
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross

Swell History at St-Jean

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

Wind History at St-Jean

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

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