At half an hour from Baie de Trépassés you will find our second choice in Brittany. As soon as the wind has some north direction you’ll find mellow waves at Penhors. Then this is the place. Great for beginners and intermediates. Lovely to spend a day on the beach with your family. Works mainly with rising tide.
- The wind must come from the north or have a little eastern direction.
- Upcoming tide is best. Mid to high tide especially.
- Parking is excellent next to/at the beach.
- You can rent surfboards here.
- You can take surfing lessons here ( link to surf school (also for rent))
- Tip for a delicious pizza: Penn ar Bed.
- Overnight stay? As stated before: check Surfhouse Brittany
This is also Brittany:
Just below Bordeaux. Where you find quite a lot of tourists in summertime. But where it’s rather quiet from September. While the water is still warm. And the swells follow each other in a rapid pace.
- Here too, the wind must be offshore. What is often the case in the morning (in summer and late summer).
- In principle, every tide is good here, but at full tide the wave machine can stop fors ome hours.
- Parking can be done in front of the dune, at the edge of the village.
- Surfboards can be rented at Alternative Surfschool or Ecole de Surf Cote Francaise.
- Also for surf lessons, you can go to these surfschools.
- Via AirBnB you can rent an apartment right at the edge of the beach.
Passed by many. But a very nice and small beach. And for intermediates the perfect wave.
A mellow surfspot with lots of rocks and stones. But a nice wave. Easy to get and ride. You often see boards with more volume here.
Avalanche to be exact. Guethary is a small village with an even smaller harbor. Avalanche is challenging wave.
Typical Basque Country
Beware. From the side, it might looks doable. But first, it's a big paddle. And second, the waves suddenly turn out to be two as high as expected. Be prepared. It is worth the effort though.