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Plage de Gwendrez Surf Guide

Plage de Guendrez in Brittany is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights.

Plage de Gwendrez Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Plage de Gwendrez:

The best conditions reported for surf at Plage de Gwendrez occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Plage de Gwendrez 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 33% of the time in March while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Plage de Gwendrez 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 Plage de Gwendrez is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP) in France, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Plage de Gwendrez is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES), also in France, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Plage de Gwendrez Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 8 June 2023, 12:47 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 5 5 5
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Plage de Gwendrez

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

Wind History at Plage de Gwendrez

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

Plage de Gwendrez Reviews:

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Tigger from United Kingdom
“It's a bit odd that you list "Gwendrez" and "Plage de Gwendrez". The beach at the point on the map where you have "Plage de Gwendrez" is in fact the Plage de Mesperleuc.

However, as someone notes elsewhere, you also have the "Anse du Cabestan" and "St Tugen" (in fact the same beach) marked in two different wrong places on your map so it's not clear whether you mean Plage de Mesperleuc or not.

You really should sit down with Google maps or similar and correctly name and locate the beaches you're supposedly talking about!

[Editor notes. These have been resolved. Apart from duplicate places "Anse du Cabestan" and "St Tugen"]”

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