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Penfoul ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Penfoul Surf Guide

Penfoul in Brittany is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Penfoul Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Penfoul:

The best conditions reported for surf at Penfoul occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Penfoul with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in April while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Penfoul Location Map

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

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Penfoul Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 22:05 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
NW
1.0
NW
0.9
NW
0.9
NW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
NE 10
ENE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Penfoul

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

Wind History at Penfoul

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

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