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Prefailles ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.0

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Prefailles Surf Guide

Prefaille in Brittany is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Prefailles Spot Info

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Surfing Prefailles:

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

Surf Forecasts:

France wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Prefailles sea temperature, Prefailles photographs, Prefailles detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Prefailles webcams, current wind from Loire Atlantique live weather stations and Prefailles tide predictions. The France swell maps link will open up the big picture showing France and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from France wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Prefailles

Prefailles Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 11:24 Local time
Sunday 31
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
ENE 30
ENE 30
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Pornic, 8 km from Prefailles.

IS AT (local time)

Prefailles Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Saint Nazaire/Montoir Airport, 22 km from Prefailles.

moderate winds from the ENE

Clear skies
Air temperature
20.5 °C

Current weather near Prefailles

Overall Prefailles Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Prefailles: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Prefailles: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

secret loire atlantique, Prefailles photo


Photo credit: waterpopperzz

Prefailles Location Maps

Prefailles Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Prefailles:

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Wave buoys nearest to Prefailles:

Tide stations nearest to Prefailles:

  • Closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Saint Nazaire
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    La Baule-Escoublac
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Prefailles is Montoir (St.-nazaire) Airport (SNR) in France, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Prefailles is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE), also in France, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Third is Meucon (Vannes) Airport (VNE) in France, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Les Ajoncs (La Roche-sur-yon) Airport (EDM) in France is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Le Pontreau (Cholet) Airport (CET), also in France is the fifth nearest airport to Prefailles and is 101 km (63 miles) away.
Prefailles break location map and break info