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Vaucottes ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Vaucottes break guidePhoto by: Luc N.

Vaucottes Surf Guide

Vaucottes in Normandy is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Vaucottes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vaucottes:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Vaucottes 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 17% of the time in February while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Vaucottes Location Map

Interactive Vaucottes 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 Vaucottes is Octeville (Le Havre) Airport (LEH) in France, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Vaucottes is St Gatien (Deauville) Airport (DOL), also in France, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Vaucottes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 08:24 Local Time
Tuesday 09
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
W
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Vaucottes

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

Wind History at Vaucottes

Wind stats for Vaucottes, 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 Vaucottes. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    27km away

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