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Plovan ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Plovan Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 13:45 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
W 15
WSW 15
Wind State cross-

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Plovan in Finistere - Brittany is a beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Penhors, 4 km from Plovan.

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Plovan Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Penmarch Point, 13 km from Plovan.

light winds from the W

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Current weather near Plovan

Overall Plovan Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Plovan is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP) in France, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Plovan is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES), also in France, 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Lann Bihoue (Lorient) Airport (LRT) in France, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Ploujean (Morlaix) Airport (MXN) in France is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Lannion Airport (LAI), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Plovan and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Plovan, Brittany - Finistere. Use the tab navigation above to view Plovan sea temperature, Plovan photographs, Plovan detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Plovan webcams, current wind from Brittany - Finistere live weather stations and Plovan tide predictions. The France swell maps link will open up the big picture showing France and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from France wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Plovan.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.