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Cap Frehel ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.1
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.2

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Cap Frehel Surf Guide

Cap Frehel in Brittany is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west..

Cap Frehel Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cap Frehel:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cap Frehel occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cap Frehel with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in February while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cap Frehel Location Map

Interactive Cap Frehel 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 Cap Frehel is Pleurtuit (Dinard) Airport (DNR) in France, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cap Frehel is Armor (St.-brieuc Armor) Airport (SBK), also in France, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cap Frehel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 23:12 Local Time
SunMonday 12
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.6
NNW
0.5
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.7
NW
Period (s) 4 4 4 5
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NNW 20
NNW 15
NNW
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Swell History at Cap Frehel

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

Wind History at Cap Frehel

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Cap Frehel:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.