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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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 Tronoen

France, Brittany South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 47° 51.147' N
Longitude: 4° 21.066' W

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Just before arriving on la torche,take left and follow "La chapelle de tronoen" which means the church. Just after the church, take left. There's a nice sight, with the beach right ahead.
Park your car at the far end of the parking on your left, climb the dune and there you are, in front of you a nice wave just 5m next la torche but without the crowd

English (Translate this text in English): Just before arriving on la torche,take left and follow &quot;La chapelle de tronoen&quot; which means the church. Just after the church, take left. There's a nice sight, with the beach right ahead.<br />Park your car at the far end of the parking on your left, climb the dune and there you are, in front of you a nice wave just 5m next la torche but without the crowd

English (Translate this text in English): Just before arriving on la torche,take left and follow &amp;quot;La chapelle de tronoen&amp;quot; which means the church. Just after the church, take left. There's a nice sight, with the beach right ahead.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Park your car at the far end of the parking on your left, climb the dune and there you are, in front of you a nice wave just 5m next la torche but without the crowd

English (Translate this text in English): Just before arriving on la torche,take left and follow &amp;amp;quot;La chapelle de tronoen&amp;amp;quot; which means the church. Just after the church, take left. There's a nice sight, with the beach right ahead.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Park your car at the far end of the parking on your left, climb the dune and there you are, in front of you a nice wave just 5m next la torche but without the crowd

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This spot is great: waves may be better here than at La Torche. But it doesn't support big waves as La Torche used to. Come here first, if it closes out, go to La Torche.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is great: waves may be better here than at La Torche. But it doesn't support big waves as La Torche used to. Come here first, if it closes out, go to La Torche.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is great: waves may be better here than at La Torche. But it doesn't support big waves as La Torche used to. Come here first, if it closes out, go to La Torche.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is great: waves may be better here than at La Torche. But it doesn't support big waves as La Torche used to. Come here first, if it closes out, go to La Torche.

Atmosphere

The church of Troenen is a old and famous one. It is worth a visit!

English (Translate this text in English): The church of Troenen is a old and famous one. It is worth a visit!

English (Translate this text in English): The church of Troenen is a old and famous one. It is worth a visit!

English (Translate this text in English): The church of Troenen is a old and famous one. It is worth a visit!

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yann avatar
Tronoen
De yann
29 oct. 2009
Small and good - The swell has dropped down. But with the high tide, the waves were pretty good. 
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yann avatar
Tronoen
De yann
1 nov. 2007
classic Tronoen - The swell has continued to drop but the wind get offshore. So I get some fun 1m- 1.20m waves. It was not as good as Saint Tugen as the waves were less powerfut.  I caught some good walls and has worked on my frontside roller. At the end:
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Tronoen
De yann
30 oct. 2006
a good surprise - A really good surprise at tronoen. Session are rarely as good here.
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Tronoen
De yann
29 oct. 2006
- Session Highlight: Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind: My Perfectible Points: Air Temperature: Water Temperature:
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Voyage : Brittany 2007
De yann
Du 28 oct. 2007 au 3 nov. 2007
I went again to South Brittany around Douarnenez. My objective was to surf the rare left of "la pointe du leydé" but no big swell came this year... But it was not a problem at the end. A long clean swell (2.5m, 12s) came from NW with
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Voyage : Brittany 2006
De yann
Du 30 oct. 2006 au 5 nov. 2006
I went to Quimper and Douarnenez. I had few good sessions around La Torche. It was great.
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By Bwoooar! , 23-08-2009

ssssshhhh - Silly saying be quiet about somewhere then posting this; but hey, i need to share. Just had a totally epic week all along the baie d'audierne. This place was our oasis. La Torche has become way to busy with poseurs and wanky plankies. This little gem served up some superb glass on three days with no wind. 1.5-2.6m and lefts,rights, culminating with some awesome shorebreaks (ok, I'm a sponger, it;'s a fair cop!) at a super-high tide. Water was virtually empty and the vibe was über-chilled. If you don't know how to get there, then not telling you but find it, it's worth it. Only when the wind's right though!

By The English Sea Monkey, Biarritz , 12-09-2007

Sssshh! - Ok, so it's getting busier. But only a little. This place is a dream. When the wind's not too strong (but even with an onshore, it can work!). After a big winter, the tail end of the beach gets banked up ang gives rise to a fantastic shore break to the left of the fort. A sponging classic. Right handers to die for. Not disimilar to spot M in north Cornwall. Don't spread the news too much, but when La Torche is zooed, get in the voiture and enjoy.

By will (local surfer) , 26-07-2006

la torche vs tronoen - when la torche is pumping it its fuking great and an awsome wave,but when its not this place is worth a check it is a 10 min walk down the beach or a couple of mins in the car.also another thing is that ppl say pors carn fires and it awsome but i have been a local surfer in the la torche region for 9 years and it has never pumped for me!!!!tronoen is def worth a look at....and so is the Atlantic surf shop half way down the road to la torche not the 29 surf shop is it fuking over priced compared to Atlantic!!!!

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