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Porsmilin Surf Guide

Porsmilin in Finistere - Brittany is a sandbar break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The sandbar breaks are all lefts. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include - Rocks.

Porsmilin Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porsmilin:

The best conditions reported for surf at Porsmilin occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Porsmilin 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 26% of the time in April while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Porsmilin Location Map

Interactive Porsmilin 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 Porsmilin is Guipavas (Brest) Airport (BES) in France, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porsmilin is Pluguffan (Quimper) Airport (UIP), also in France, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Porsmilin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 08:51 Local Time
Tuesday 05
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.8
WNW
0.7
NW
0.5
W
0.9
NW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
20
25
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Porsmilin

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

Wind History at Porsmilin

Wind stats for Porsmilin, 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 Porsmilin. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Porsmilin: