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Guidel Plages ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.2

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Guidel Plages break guidePhoto by: Camping Lorient

Guidel Plages Surf Guide

Guidel Plages in Brittany is an exposed beach and reef break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Guidel Plages Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Guidel Plages:

The best conditions reported for surf at Guidel Plages occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Guidel Plages with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in March while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Guidel Plages Location Map

Interactive Guidel Plages 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 Guidel Plages is Lann Bihoue (Lorient) Airport (LRT) in France, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Guidel Plages is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP), also in France, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Guidel Plages Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 23:10 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.6
W
0.6
W
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
ENE 20
NE 15
NE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Guidel Plages

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

Wind History at Guidel Plages

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Guidel Plages. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Guidel Plages:

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