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Latitude: 48° 15.684' N
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Halfway from Brest and Quimper cities, get into the Crozon peninsula and follow the main road (D8) toward Camaret city.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 3m-3.5m / 10ft-12ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
This spot works only on the biggest swells because it is protected by the Pen Hir point.
Get there when everywhere else is out of control, which is winter, of course !
Luckily, the point also protects the spot from the big wind: that builds nice waves (around 2meters high, usually) with no or little wind.
But, indeed, because it needs a big swell to begin to break, watch for the occasional CLEAN UP SETS !
Come here during or just after a big gale passed by: you could find nice waves to ride and, with an offshore North wind, some little tubes.
Check the right and left sides of the cove at low tide: there are rocks ! Getting out of the water before high tide is a good idea... because you can't even imagine the mess it becomes !
Usually unsurfed, the place is nice and gets real clean surf. Bringing a longboard could be a good idea.
TIP : you don't need to get to the beach to know if there's surf because with a good pair of binoculars you just have to check the enormous reef offshore ("Basse de Dinan"). If it gets full of whitewater more than once in a minute... Wow ! Pack the board and come.
Nice place with a beautiful landscape.
Thanks to the protection of Pen Hir point, the sea doesn't get too messy and the water is usually clear blue. The 50 meters of Pen Hir cliff dominate you like surfing close to a pyramid. Pretty impressive feeling !
Waves are clean most of the time and rarely above 1.5 or 2 meters, even if, as far as i'm concerned, i don't even know how much is the max size it can handle...
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