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Penthievre Surf Guide

Penthievre in Brittany is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded.

Penthievre Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Penthievre:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Penthievre 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 38% of the time in March while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Penthievre Location Map

Interactive Penthievre 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 Penthievre is Lann Bihoue (Lorient) Airport (LRT) in France, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Penthievre is Meucon (Vannes) Airport (VNE), also in France, 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Penthievre Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 10:55 Local Time
Saturday 21
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Wave (m)
1.1
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1
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1
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0.9
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Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
10
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Swell History at Penthievre

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

Wind History at Penthievre

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Penthievre: