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La Torche break guidePhoto by: Nick Brick

La Torche Surf Guide

Point de la Torche in Brittany is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for rocks.

La Torche Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Torche:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing La Torche 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 35% of the time in March while 62% 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
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
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 La Torche Location Map

Interactive La Torche 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 La Torche is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP) in France, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Torche is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES), also in France, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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La Torche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 14:31 Local Time
Tuesday 05
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
Period (s) 8 8 5 5
Wind (km/h)
20
25
30
30
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at La Torche

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

Wind History at La Torche

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near La Torche. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s11.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability:
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Torche: