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Kerloch break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Kerloch Surf Guide

Kerloch in Brittany is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and pollution.

Kerloch Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kerloch:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kerloch with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in May while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Kerloch 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 Kerloch is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kerloch is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP), also in France, 43 km (27 miles) away.

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Kerloch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 02:03 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Kerloch

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

Wind History at Kerloch

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

Kerloch Reviews:

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Mike C from France
“Although I've only been surfing the Presqu'ile spots frequently for a few months, when it's on, Kerloch is my favourite.

This is a great spot for beginner and intermediate level surfers. The surf is consistent, but the waves are quite slow to build and can often be tricky to catch without a lot of paddling, hence the spot's popularity with longboarders. Being a beach break, you'd expect the waves to close out quickly but it offers decent rides left and right when the conditions are good.

Access is easy with two small car parks right next to the beach where the main road runs past. There is a cafe next to the beach that only opens in high season, but Cameret-Sur-Mer and Crozon/Morgat are not far away, both of which have full amenities. Can get a little crowded.”

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