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Belle Ile Surf Guide

Belle Ile in Brittany is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Belle Ile Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Belle Ile:

The best conditions reported for surf at Belle Ile occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Belle Ile (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Belle Ile with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in February while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Belle Ile Location Map

Interactive Belle Ile surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Belle Ile is Lann Bihoue (Lorient) Airport (LRT) in France, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Belle Ile is Meucon (Vannes) Airport (VNE), also in France, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Belle Ile Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 14:04 Local Time
Wednesday 19Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
25
20
30
30
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Belle Ile

Surf stats for Belle Ile, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Belle Ile

Wind stats for Belle Ile, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Belle Ile: