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Pen-Hat break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Pen-Hat Surf Guide

Pen-Hat in Finistere - Brittany is a beach break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Pen-Hat Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pen-Hat:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pen-Hat occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Pen-Hat (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Pen-Hat 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 37% of the time in March while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pen-Hat Location Map

Interactive Pen-Hat 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 Pen-Hat is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pen-Hat is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP), also in France, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Pen-Hat Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 08:47 Local Time
Tuesday 05
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.6
WNW
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
25
25
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pen-Hat

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

Wind History at Pen-Hat

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

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