Surfing in Brittany

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spuffypaddles
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Surfing in Brittany

Post by spuffypaddles » Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:04 pm

We are thinking of a holiday in Brittany - can anyone recommend any nice large decent sandy surf beaches and interesting towns and places to visit. We go for quiet pretty places with nice resturants!

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Blind as a bat

Post by spuffypaddles » Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:12 pm

I looked straight over the other Brittany Thread - I'd be glad of any more info!

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Re: Blind as a bat

Post by Mark R » Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:30 pm

Baie du Trespasse....French equivalent of Sennen Cove in terms of westery location and swell reliability.


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Post by magic knees » Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:37 pm

Surfing: South Finistere (Cornouaille)/ Point de la Torche. The north western beaches on the Quiberon Peninsular were very good at low tide- but busy.

Towns: check out Quiberon and Concarneau.

Looks to me like a sea web site with reports section could be useful after all....

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Post by magic knees » Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:43 pm

Oops, I meant- Quimper(e?) and Concarneau...

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Post by spuffypaddles » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:32 pm

Thanks very much - I'll post up how I get on!


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Post by bigjeff » Tue Jun 17, 2003 8:50 pm

My girlie comes from britanny, she lives two minutes from a cove that gives off excellent waves , but she also took me to pont de la touche, awesome, its were they hold the french nationals for wind surfing, when I was there the waves were off shore and well I got some excellent moves in my S8, good blunts, reverse loop, plenty of spins etc etc and it wasnt busy, well the beach I was on wasnt, but if anyone needs more info id be more than happy to ask me girlie and relay the answer.

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Post by Mark R » Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:58 pm

Jeff - anyone - where is Pont de la Touche?

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Pont de la Torche?

Post by mharrall » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:44 am

Mark,

I think it's Pont de la Torche, I went there quite a few years ago but I do remember the surf being very good. This link should help http://www.beachwizard.com/beach.asp?co ... achid=7170

I think it's the spot labelled 'La Torche' but I could be wrong, it was quite a long time ago.

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La Torche

Post by Alan M » Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:10 pm

Yes Martin - it is 'La Torche'. I was there a few years ago.
The waves at La Torche stopped me talking for a few minutes, whilst just looking. When I went to paddle I drove north a few km to nice sandy beaches with excellent surf. Also saw some of the best lifeguards ever at work. There were swimming areas & this was very tightly controlled apparently due to vicious rips. However it was good in both keeping swimmers in & boardies/ boaters out. An excellent venue for both paddlers, the kids & 'er indoors.
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Re La Torche

Post by mharrall » Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:02 pm

Hmmmm, must go back there soon! Perfect surf, good wine and food, almost no traffic on the roads. God's country!

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La Torche

Post by boater rich » Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:26 am

I've heard that the rips and currents can get quite vicious on an ebb tide, so be careful out there. Otherwise I've heard only good things about the size and quality of the surf there.

Rich

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