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Prefailles ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.3 °C

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Sunday, 4 October 2015, 23:18 Local time
SunMonday 05
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 7 6 12 11
Wind (km/h) 40
SW 35
SSW 35
SSE 35
Wind State cross-
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Prefaille in Brittany is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pornic, 8 km from Prefailles.

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Prefailles Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Saint-Brevin les Pins, 13 km from Prefailles.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Prefailles

Overall Prefailles Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Prefailles:

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Wave buoys nearest to Prefailles:

Tide stations nearest to Prefailles:

  • Closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Saint Nazaire
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    La Baule-Escoublac
    14 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Prefailles:

  • Closest ski area
    Chastreix-Sancy (France)
    262 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Le Mont-Dore (France)
    263 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Besse Super Besse (France)
    269 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Le Lioran (France)
    282 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Lunada (Spain)
    283 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Prefailles:

  • Closest city location
    Saint-Nazaire (France)
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Saint-Herblain (France)
    27 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Orvault (France)
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Reze (France)
    30 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire (France)
    34 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Prefaille is Montoir (St.-nazaire) Airport (SNR) in France, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Prefaille is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE), also in France, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Third is Meucon (Vannes) Airport (VNE) in France, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Les Ajoncs (La Roche-sur-yon) Airport (EDM) in France is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Le Pontreau (Cholet) Airport (CET), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Prefaille and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
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