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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Pointe de Dinan

France, Brittany North

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 48° 13.866' N
Longitude: 4° 34.028' W

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 Access

Halfway from Brest and Quimper, get into the Crozon peninsula toward Crozon city.
Once there, take road D308 toward "Pointe de Dinan" and Dinan hamlet (and do not confuse Dinan hamlet and Dinan city, which is 200 kilometers eastward !). Follow that road 'til the last parking lot : it's there. The spot of Dinan point is the righthander wave running along the point on your right. You need to be on a BIG swell, powerful enough to push itself past the Dinan point and...crash in front of you.
Access is also possible by boat (Brest or Crozon harbors).

English (Translate this text in English): Halfway from Brest and Quimper, get into the Crozon peninsula toward Crozon city.<br />Once there, take road D308 toward &quot;Pointe de Dinan&quot; and Dinan hamlet (and do not confuse Dinan hamlet and Dinan city, which is 200 kilometers eastward !). Follow that road 'til the last parking lot : it's there. The spot of Dinan point is the righthander wave running along the point on your right. You need to be on a BIG swell, powerful enough to push itself past the Dinan point and...crash in front of you.<br />Access is also possible by boat (Brest or Crozon harbors).

English (Translate this text in English): Halfway from Brest and Quimper, get into the Crozon peninsula toward Crozon city.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Once there, take road D308 toward &amp;quot;Pointe de Dinan&amp;quot; and Dinan hamlet (and do not confuse Dinan hamlet and Dinan city, which is 200 kilometers eastward !). Follow that road 'til the last parking lot : it's there. The spot of Dinan point is the righthander wave running along the point on your right. You need to be on a BIG swell, powerful enough to push itself past the Dinan point and...crash in front of you.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Access is also possible by boat (Brest or Crozon harbors).

English (Translate this text in English): Halfway from Brest and Quimper, get into the Crozon peninsula toward Crozon city.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Once there, take road D308 toward &amp;amp;quot;Pointe de Dinan&amp;amp;quot; and Dinan hamlet (and do not confuse Dinan hamlet and Dinan city, which is 200 kilometers eastward !). Follow that road 'til the last parking lot : it's there. The spot of Dinan point is the righthander wave running along the point on your right. You need to be on a BIG swell, powerful enough to push itself past the Dinan point and...crash in front of you.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Access is also possible by boat (Brest or Crozon harbors).

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

The place is a natural marvel, illuminating the surrounding cliffs with its clear blue waters.
You have to make the short walk from the car to the sea on a rock floor (a pair of booties would be a good idea -even in summer)then, do not paddle straight toward the foam but head alongside the rolling waves (as in any pointbreak). Currents are kind of poor but they will push you toward the peak, indeed.
If there's no swell, you can go on free diving, scuba diving or climbing the rocks of the Dinan castle, just a hundred meters away (Northward).
This climbing spot is a french reference.
In case of heavy swell : BEWARE and DO NOT APPROACH THE SEASHORE. Sneaker waves take away the local fisherman and the silly tourist as well and that happens several times a year.

English (Translate this text in English): The place is a natural marvel, illuminating the surrounding cliffs with its clear blue waters.<br />You have to make the short walk from the car to the sea on a rock floor (a pair of booties would be a good idea -even in summer)then, do not paddle straight toward the foam but head alongside the rolling waves (as in any pointbreak). Currents are kind of poor but they will push you toward the peak, indeed.<br />If there's no swell, you can go on free diving, scuba diving or climbing the rocks of the Dinan castle, just a hundred meters away (Northward).<br />This climbing spot is a french reference.<br />In case of heavy swell : BEWARE and DO NOT APPROACH THE SEASHORE. Sneaker waves take away the local fisherman and the silly tourist as well and that happens several times a year.

English (Translate this text in English): The place is a natural marvel, illuminating the surrounding cliffs with its clear blue waters.&lt;br &#47;&gt;You have to make the short walk from the car to the sea on a rock floor (a pair of booties would be a good idea -even in summer)then, do not paddle straight toward the foam but head alongside the rolling waves (as in any pointbreak). Currents are kind of poor but they will push you toward the peak, indeed.&lt;br &#47;&gt;If there's no swell, you can go on free diving, scuba diving or climbing the rocks of the Dinan castle, just a hundred meters away (Northward).&lt;br &#47;&gt;This climbing spot is a french reference.&lt;br &#47;&gt;In case of heavy swell : BEWARE and DO NOT APPROACH THE SEASHORE. Sneaker waves take away the local fisherman and the silly tourist as well and that happens several times a year.

English (Translate this text in English): The place is a natural marvel, illuminating the surrounding cliffs with its clear blue waters.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;You have to make the short walk from the car to the sea on a rock floor (a pair of booties would be a good idea -even in summer)then, do not paddle straight toward the foam but head alongside the rolling waves (as in any pointbreak). Currents are kind of poor but they will push you toward the peak, indeed.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If there's no swell, you can go on free diving, scuba diving or climbing the rocks of the Dinan castle, just a hundred meters away (Northward).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This climbing spot is a french reference.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;In case of heavy swell : BEWARE and DO NOT APPROACH THE SEASHORE. Sneaker waves take away the local fisherman and the silly tourist as well and that happens several times a year.

Atmosphere

Pretty cool as far as surfing is concerned, because the place is BEAUTIFUL !
Respect everyone and show a smile on your face : just as anybody else.
The surf gets good here because it needs to be bigger than on most other spots of the peninsula to just begin to break.
It can be surfed bigger than on most other spots, too.
But as you can see it when you're sitting on your board : this is SHALLOW WATERS !

English (Translate this text in English): Pretty cool as far as surfing is concerned, because the place is BEAUTIFUL !<br />Respect everyone and show a smile on your face : just as anybody else.<br />The surf gets good here because it needs to be bigger than on most other spots of the peninsula to just begin to break.<br />It can be surfed bigger than on most other spots, too.<br />But as you can see it when you're sitting on your board : this is SHALLOW WATERS !

English (Translate this text in English): Pretty cool as far as surfing is concerned, because the place is BEAUTIFUL !&lt;br &#47;&gt;Respect everyone and show a smile on your face : just as anybody else.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The surf gets good here because it needs to be bigger than on most other spots of the peninsula to just begin to break.&lt;br &#47;&gt;It can be surfed bigger than on most other spots, too.&lt;br &#47;&gt;But as you can see it when you're sitting on your board : this is SHALLOW WATERS !

English (Translate this text in English): Pretty cool as far as surfing is concerned, because the place is BEAUTIFUL !&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Respect everyone and show a smile on your face : just as anybody else.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The surf gets good here because it needs to be bigger than on most other spots of the peninsula to just begin to break.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It can be surfed bigger than on most other spots, too.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;But as you can see it when you're sitting on your board : this is SHALLOW WATERS !

General

A pure soul-surfing experience : if you enjoy hassling people, you can go somewhere else !
The spot of Dinan point is one of the longest waves in the Crozon peninsula and one of the best well-surfed.

English (Translate this text in English): A pure soul-surfing experience : if you enjoy hassling people, you can go somewhere else !<br />The spot of Dinan point is one of the longest waves in the Crozon peninsula and one of the best well-surfed.

English (Translate this text in English): A pure soul-surfing experience : if you enjoy hassling people, you can go somewhere else !&lt;br &#47;&gt;The spot of Dinan point is one of the longest waves in the Crozon peninsula and one of the best well-surfed.

English (Translate this text in English): A pure soul-surfing experience : if you enjoy hassling people, you can go somewhere else !&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The spot of Dinan point is one of the longest waves in the Crozon peninsula and one of the best well-surfed.

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Pointe de Dinan
By simon
Oct 11, 2008
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Pointe de Dinan
By simon
Jan 26, 2008
- session de merde avec des vagues de merde sur un spot de merde!!!!! logique
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By anonymous , 27-11-2004

don't think about it... - crowded like hell !!

By photo liker , 24-05-2004

photo? - where's the photo?.

By webmaster@wannasurf.com , 30-04-2003

Photo enlevée... - Bonjour Julien,Nous avons enlevé la photo car nous ne savions pas qu'elle n'était pas publiable. Si tu ok, nous aimerions la publier (car elle est pas mal) et mettre un lien vers ton site.

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