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Wissant Surf Guide

Wissant in Normandy is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Wissant Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wissant:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wissant occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wissant 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 32% of the time in February while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wissant Location Map

Interactive Wissant 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 Wissant is Calais Dunkerque Airport (CQF) in France, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wissant is Le Touquet Paris Plage Airport (LTQ), also in France, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Wissant Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 15:18 Local Time
Wednesday 10Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
1
NE
0.9
NE
0.8
NE
0.8
NE
Period (s) 4 4 5 5
Wind (km/h)
30
25
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Wissant

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

Wind History at Wissant

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Wissant: