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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 Forecast / La Cote Basque / France

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 CET
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Vanthrax surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vanthrax sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 14.1 max: 15.1 min: 13.4 °C)
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Vanthrax surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vanthrax sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 14.1 max: 15.1 min: 13.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Vanthrax (calm at San Sebastian Fuenteraba airport 5 km from Vanthrax). no significant swell

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1 h 58 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NNW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Vanthrax this week:

The surf forecast for Vanthrax over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 01) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 5s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Vanthrax in the next 7 days are 4.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 04) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Dec 03) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (CET) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Tue 1st Dec)3.5ft (1.0m) 12s
Best Surf 4AM (Fri 4th Dec)15ft (4.5m) 16s
Most Powerful 4AM (Fri 4th Dec)15ft (4.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Vanthrax over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T france.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T france.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.1
NW
1
NW
0.9
NW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.9
NW
0.9
NW
0.9
NW
1.7
NW
2.1
NW
5.5
NW
5
NW
4.5
NW
5
NW
5
NW
5
NW
4
NW
3
NW
2.1
NW
1.7
NW
1.4
NW
1.5
WNW
1.2
NW
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3862592091651561911913461420246171619530868295039186764940611959793478233346237
10
WSW
5
WSW
20
WNW
15
NE
5
ESE
0
NE
10
SW
15
SSW
20
WSW
35
SW
40
WNW
35
WNW
35
NW
35
NW
35
WNW
35
NW
25
WNW
20
W
15
WSW
15
WNW
15
SW
30
SSW
30
SW
offglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
4:40AM
3.59
4:59PM
3.47
5:14AM
3.58
5:34PM
3.40
5:49AM
3.52
6:10PM
3.30
6:26AM
3.43
6:50PM
3.18
7:08AM
3.33
7:36PM
3.05
7:57AM
3.22
8:31PM
2.93
10:31PM
0.44
10:52AM
0.39
11:04PM
0.47
11:27AM
0.43
11:38PM
0.54
12:03PM
0.50
12:14AM
0.63
12:42PM
0.61
12:54AM
0.75
1:27PM
0.73
1:40AM
0.88
2:19PM
0.83

Note: the tide data above is for Hendaye which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Vanthrax.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Vanthrax blow from the WSW

Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
heavy rain
light rain
moderate rain
thunderstorm
moderate rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
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-8:19--8:21--8:22--8:22--8:23--8:25--8:26---
--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:30--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Tue morning, min 6°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the WSW by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 66mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Sat night, light winds from the WSW by Sun night).

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Information about the Vanthrax Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Vanthrax provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Vanthrax can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Vanthrax surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Vanthrax) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Vanthrax may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Vanthrax is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Fuenterrabia. If you plan a holiday in La Cote Basque, look for hotels and other accommodation in Fuenterrabia. Fuenterrabia has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.