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Halfway from Brest and Quimper cities, get into the Crozon peninsula and follow roadsigns toward Camaret city (main road D8). After crossing Crozon city, the countryside road will get down a small hill with a wonderful seaview : WATCH THE TURNS while looking at it ! The Kerloc'h spot is the beach along the road. Down the road, you'll see a little bridge between the beach and a marsh ("Kerloc'h" is breton language and it means hamlet of the marsch).
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
On big swells, the waves begin to break South of this spot (see Goulien and Kersiguennoù spots, on this website)... but on BIG swells, Kerloc'h begins to break as a righthander pointbreak. It doesn't work at low tide and stops working at high, so COME AT MIDDLE TIDE. Because of heavy rains in winter, the marsh flows itself seaward along the right-side rocky coast and this makes a HEAVY CURRENT.
Plus : thanks to the local farmers, the marsh runoff can bring strange red algae, but there are no known surf diseases related to this pollution. All you can fear is to swallow some of it while duckdiving ! To get to the peak, paddle on the left to avoid the waves and DO NOT USE THE CURRENT if you don't know the place : you would be swept on the rocks. The current is powerful and will probably take you southward, where you will mmet more rights-and-left waves : just left yourself go and use the waves to go back to shore; then walk again toward the main peak.
Sometimes crowded, this spot is one of the rares anybody can see from the main road. This place is well-known among local surfers to be the place to be on biggest swells. Thought, it never gets too hard nor too agressive. Smile and say hello and WAIT FOR YOUR TURN.
One of the best spots of the Crozon peninsula during heavy (winter) swells. Get it on a cold morning, just after a low-pressure system has passed over Brittany. With a North wind and a heavy marsh-runoff, this is a GOOD pointbreak : not too heavy but with reliable waves. If you don't know what kind of waves to expect, take a three board quiver : 6'4", 7' gun and a longboard.
By Anonymous , 15-02-2007
left as well - surfed this place in october,it also breaks left into the corner,great longboard wave closer to high tide when la palue is big and onshore
By kerlaz , 24-02-2001
local - i live near this spot since 5 years.the great season is in october-november.the wave are not too strong and the riding is very good.Warning!during the high tide, the backwash is dangerous.
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