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Surfing at La Torche

Welcome to La Torche, one of Brittany’s most iconic surf spots. Nestled in the stunning landscape of the Finistère peninsula, La Torche is renowned for its consistent waves, breathtaking scenery, and rich cultural history.

Known as “Beg an Dorchenn” in Breton, this surf spot has been a favorite among surfers for decades, offering something for everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. For more on the region, visit the dedicated page to surfing in Brittany.

Detailed Information of this surfspot

The quick view

Surf Spot Wave direction Type surf spot Surf Level Best Tide Best Wind
La Torche Right and left Beach-break All surfers All East

Surf Spot Level

La Torche is suitable for surfers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner just catching your first waves or an experienced surfer looking for a new challenge, La Torche has something to offer.

Wave Type

The waves at La Torche are mellow, making them ideal for longboarding and beginners. However, on bigger swells, it can also provide thrilling rides for more advanced surfers.

Break Type

La Torche features a beach break with a sandy bottom, ensuring a safer surfing experience compared to reef breaks.

Optimal surf Conditions

Best Wind Direction: Offshore winds from the east-northeast.
Swell Direction: Consistent swells from the west and northwest.
Tide: Works best during mid to high tide.

Best time to visit La Torche for surfing

The best time to visit La Torche for surfing is from June to September. During these months, the air temperature ranges between 18°C and 22°C, and the swell consistency is still quite high (although substantial higher from october to february, but also colder).

Additionally, you can enjoy local events like the Summer Surf Fests in July, which brings together surfers from all over for a week of competitions, music, and fun.

Surf Forecast La Torche

Stay updated with the latest surf forecast from Windguru:

Other Nearby Surf Spots

1. Penhors

Penhors is great for families, offering gentle waves and a long sandy beach perfect for beginners.

2. Baie des Trépassés

A mix of reef and beach breaks, Baie des Trépassés attracts both intermediate and advanced surfers. Visit Baie des Trépassés

3. Saint-Tugen

Known for its powerful waves and less crowded beaches, Saint-Tugen is suitable for more experienced surfers. [Visit Saint-Tugen](

4. Pors Carn

A versatile spot with waves suitable for all skill levels, Pors Carn offers a relaxed atmosphere. [Visit Pors Carn].

5. La Palue

La Palue is another excellent choice, featuring consistent waves and stunning natural surroundings. [Visit La Palue].

Discover more about surfing in Brittany.

Extra travel information for La Torche


La Torche is very family-friendly, with a clean, safe beach and plenty of nearby amenities. Enjoy a meal at Le Surf Café, which offers a great view of the ocean.

Surf Schools in La Torche

Brittany Surf School: With excellent Google reviews, this school is praised for its friendly instructors and effective teaching methods. [Visit Brittany Surf School](

Wetsuit Requirements

Summer: A 3/2mm wetsuit is ideal.

Spring and Fall: A 4/3mm wetsuit is recommended.

For further information, refer to the chart below to see the recommended wetsuit for various water temperatures.

wetsuit guide

Accommodations in La Torche

Surf La Torche FAQs

What is the best time to visit La Torche?

The best time to visit is from June to September when the air temperature is warm and the swell consistency is high. Enjoy local festivals such as the Summer Surf Fest in July.

Are there surf schools available at La Torche?

Yes, there are several surf schools, such as Brittany Surf School, which has excellent reviews and friendly staff.

Do I need a wetsuit to surf at La Torche?

Yes, a 3/2mm wetsuit in summer and a 4/3mm wetsuit in spring and fall are recommended.

La Torche is a gem in Brittany’s surfing scene, offering consistent waves, stunning scenery, and a welcoming atmosphere for surfers of all levels. Plan your visit and experience the best of Breton surf culture!