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Vanthrax ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Vanthrax Surf Guide

Vanthrax in La Cote Basque is a fairly exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Vanthrax Spot Info

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Surfing Vanthrax:

The best conditions reported for surf at Vanthrax occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Vanthrax sea temperature, Vanthrax photographs, Vanthrax detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Vanthrax webcams, current wind from La Cote Basque live weather stations and Vanthrax tide predictions. The France swell maps link will open up the big picture showing France and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from France wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Vanthrax

Vanthrax Surf:

Monday, 1 June 2020, 00:07 Local time
SunMonday 01
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
S 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Hendaye, 3 km from Vanthrax.

IS AT (local time)

Vanthrax Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Urrugne, 5 km from Vanthrax.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Vanthrax

Overall Vanthrax Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Vanthrax: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Vanthrax: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Vanthrax Location Maps

Vanthrax Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Vanthrax:

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Wave buoys nearest to Vanthrax:

Tide stations nearest to Vanthrax:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Saint Jean de Luz
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    10 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Vanthrax is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Vanthrax is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 21 km (13 miles) away.
  • Third is Pamplona Airport (PNA) in Spain, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Vanthrax and is 97 km (60 miles) away.
Vanthrax break location map and break info