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La Chapelle ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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La Chapelle Surf Guide

La Chapelle in Finistere - Brittany is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rocks / rips.

La Chapelle Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.1°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
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 23:29 Local Time
SatSunday 16
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 35
WSW 30
WSW 35
WSW 40
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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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.

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