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Plovan Surf Guide

Plovan in Finistere - Brittany is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Plovan Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s11.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Plovan:

The best conditions reported for surf at Plovan 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 Plovan (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Plovan 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 40% of the time in May while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Plovan Location Map

Interactive Plovan 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 Plovan is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP) in France, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Plovan is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES), also in France, 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Plovan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 09:23 Local Time
Tuesday 05
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
25
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Plovan

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

Wind History at Plovan

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Plovan: