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Kaolin ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Kaolin Surf Guide

Kaolin in Brittany is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and rips.

Kaolin Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kaolin:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kaolin 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 Kaolin (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kaolin 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 Kaolin Location Map

Interactive Kaolin 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 Kaolin is Lann Bihoue (Lorient) Airport (LRT) in France, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kaolin is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP), also in France, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Kaolin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 07:59 Local Time
Tuesday 09
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.1
W
1.1
W
1.0
W
1.0
W
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
N 5
ENE 10
SW
Wind State off cross-
off
off on

Swell History at Kaolin

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

Wind History at Kaolin

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

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