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La Chapelle Surf Guide

La Chapelle in Finistere - Brittany is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks / rips.

La Chapelle Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Chapelle:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing La Chapelle 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 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
41%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Chapelle Location Map

Interactive La Chapelle 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 La Chapelle is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Chapelle is Ploujean (Morlaix) Airport (MXN), also in France, 69 km (43 miles) away.

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La Chapelle Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 3 October 2022, 17:43 Local Time
Monday 03Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at La Chapelle

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

Wind History at La Chapelle

Wind stats for La Chapelle, 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 La Chapelle: