The weather is one of the essential parameters to master when you become autonomous in surfing. Magnet Surf School will help you read and interpret the weather forecast so that your session is best suited to your level, and to avoid making unnecessary trips in search of the best waves!
Wind, swell, tides are all factors determining the quality of your sessions. The conditions for learning are small waves. It is essential to respect your progress levels. As the asset includes the surf activity whatever your level, you must absolutely avoid being scared. To do this, you must master the forecasts in order to compare them to your abilities. Whether for your personal practice or for surf lessons with Magnet, it is interesting to know how to interpret its data.
In addition, Guillaume publishes the surf conditions of the day as soon as he has the opportunity. You can consult this surf report on the Magnetsurf site in the section "the surf conditions of the day". This will allow you to get an idea of the quality of the waves on the peninsula.
You should also be able to spot potential hazards by looking at the water. Remember that observation at the water's edge is proportional to the size of the waves. For one meter of wave, observe 10 minutes and for three meters 30 minutes. The longer the swell period (the time between each swell train) the more careful you should be.
Be humble when you go surfing!
Below you will find links to various weather forecast websites.
You can check the height and quality of the swell in real time thanks to the Pierres Noires buoy. Keep in mind that surveys are approximately 30 minutes apart between the time they are taken and the time the swell reaches shore. The WindGuru site is a world reference for surf forecasts. You will have to decipher its different data. To simplify the task Windy (above) is more visual.
If you have questions about these different sites, do not hesitate to bring up the subject while surfing!
The Breton coast…
All along the coasts, on some 2700 km jagged with cliffs and rocks. The Breton coast offers a unique playground in Europe. Due to its advance in the Atlantic Ocean, its location allows to capture a maximum of swell orientations. Depending on the weather conditions, it is always possible to find a good session. Several surf areas characterize Breton surfing. You probably know the most famous surf spots like the Torche, the Quiberon peninsula, Audierne bay, the Crozon peninsula, the beaches of Locquirec ...
All these places have one thing in common: a variety of spot configuration. A Breton surfer has a marine sense developed by the specifics of his practice environment and the disciplines attached to this nautical territory. It is common to share surf sessions with windsurfers and kitesurfers.
The advantage of these configurations is to offer beaches suitable for beginners' practice near the surf spots for the more experienced.
Here when we start, we are brought more quickly to autonomy. The gently sloping sandy beaches allow learning in stages and without risk. We are far from the violence of the waves from the south-west which require technical background and high physical commitment. Good surfers will be delighted by the variety of reefbreak and beachbreak. They will find their happiness there regardless of their style of practice (longboard, shortboard, standup paddle, bodyboard, waveski ...).
Remember that these places are protected natural sites and that it is important to respect the access trails. You will be surfing at remote surf spots, so you must remain humble in your practice. Observing and taking in information at the water's edge will help you avoid stupid accidents.
With a strong surfing identity, Brittany is ideal for beginners or improving.
The Crozon Peninsula is a Mecca for Breton surfing.
In addition to having quality waves, the orientation of the beaches as well as the geology of the peninsula always allow you to choose a session adapted to wind and wave conditions. Located in a natural and protected setting (Regional Park of Armorica, Marine Park of Iroise), enjoying these large spaces is a unique experience. Far from the crowds of beaches in the south of France, Brittany offers a quality stay without suffering excessive tourist influx.
The Magnet Surf School traveling school takes you to two different beaches on the peninsula.
Kersiguénou beach in the cove of Goulien is a calm and accessible surf spot. Sheltered from big swells, this spot is ideal for beginners as well as experienced surfers. Long waves break gently on the sand in an idyllic setting. Enough to work the "hang-five" for the most experienced.
Kerdreux beach is the southern part of La Palue. Place known for its translucent blue waves. Five minutes from the port of Morgat, there are always waves going there. From a listed village, the very authentic access will transport you to the very special atmosphere of Cap de la Chèvre. Using the dunes as an observatory allows you to choose the best sandbank on the beach. This very wild beach break will surprise you in any season. The panoramic view extends from the Pointe du Raz to the Pointe de Saint Mathieu via the Tas de Pois from the Pointe de Pen Hir. However, you have to be careful while surfing. It is possible to meet strong currents caused by Baïnes. It is the surf spot on the Crozon peninsula reserved for experienced surfers and beginners when the waves are small.
On the Crozon peninsula you will always find a wave adapted to your level!
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