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Hourtin Seasonal Surf Averages

Based on the last ten years data for this location this page gives seasonal trends and an idea of what kind of conditions you can expect and when. Of course these are just averages - it's worth reading carefully to understand exactly what they mean and to recognise the kind of variation you could expect on a trip because an average can never tell the whole story. Click on a month below to see more detail.
If you want a past forecast for a specific date range then click here.

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Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

Wind Swell Ground Swell
This graph shows the percentage of days that had a ridable wind swell (7 seconds period or more) or groundswell (10 seconds period or more) of over 3ft. It also shows the dominant wind direction. Not all of these days will neccessarily give great surf, and very short lived wind swells or longer period secondary swells may produce surf not recorded, but it gives a clear idea of the seasonal trend and a rough guide to the chances of scoring something ridable.

Monthly Overview

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Understanding this Data

These swell averages are calculated ONLY on swells of more than 7 seconds period. This means this is the average height of a swell that's likely to produce ridable surf NOT an average of every wave heading toward the beach in a month. Likewise the period is the average period OVER 7 seconds. There will be days that have short period wind swells that won't produce and ridable swell and these are excluded from the averages. The consistency figure gives the percentage of days that meet this condition.

For example if the consistency is 50% you could expect the 'average' swell for about 15 days in the month. Of course an average tells only part of the story. A combination of very large and very small swells may produce the same average as a consistent medium sized swell.

Monthly Data

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Nearby Spots

Le Crohot des Cavales
Carcans
Montalivet
Le Gurp
Lacanau
L'Amelie
Soulac
Le Porge
Le Verdon
La Jenny
Pontaillac
Le Grand Crohot
La Côte Sauvage
Le Truc Vert
L'Horizon
La Pointe
St-Trojan
Les Allassins
La Salie
Biscarrosse-Plage
Les Boulassiers
Les Huttes
St-Denis
Chassiron
Gouillaud
Mimizan-Plage
Lespecier
Le Lizay
Contis-Plage
Cap de L'Homy
Les Conches/Bud Bud
St-Girons Plage
Saint-Nicolas
Moliets Plage
Les Sables-d'Olonne
Messanges
L'Aubraie
Vieux Boucau
Sauveterre
Casernes
Le Penon
Les Dunes
Les Bourdaines
Les Estagnots
Les Culs Nus
Hossegor (La Graviere)
Hossegor (La Nord)
La Sauzaie
Hossegor (La Sud)
L'Estacade
Le Prevent
Le Santocha
Capbreton (La Piste/VVF)
Labenne-Ocean
Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
Ondres Plage
Tarnos
La Barre
Les Cavaliers
La Madrague
Les Corsaires
Marinella
Sables d'Or
Le Club
Le VVF
Biarritz Grande Plage
St jean de monts
Cote des Basques
Ilbarritz
Erretegia