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experiences with Brest, France

Postby Megabear » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:50 pm

anybody been kitesurfing in Brest - france?

Thinking of going there, learning french, study engineer and surf as much as i can...

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Re: experiences with Brest, France

Postby Europ2 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:48 am

I've studied there for 3 years and I can tell you that, you're gonna have a great time !

If you can bear the weather, somehow rainy, the temperature is quite mild though, you will be able to kite all year round.
You have something like 20 spots within 1/2 hour drive + a kitable beach inside Brest (Moulin Blanc)
The great spots around:
"Les Blancs Sablons" 30mins drive, west of Brest, (surf+kite)
"Pentrez" 45mins drive (south), kite + buggy
"La Torche" 90 mins drive (south) (surf+kite)

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Re: experiences with Brest, France

Postby Megabear » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:16 am

ok cool, thanks for the info.

did you go to the technical engineering university by any chance? - is it a good school?

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Re: experiences with Brest, France

Postby Europ2 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:44 pm

Megabear wrote:ok cool, thanks for the info.

did you go to the technical engineering university by any chance? - is it a good school?
Actually in Brest, there are many (Telecom Eng, Electrical Eng, Bio Tech Eng...)
That's why Brest night life is quite.... interesting (1)
What is exactly the name and address of your Uni ?

If you are a kite or surf addict & still familiar with low temps, you'll love this town overlooking the sea with water temperature that oscillates between 10-12 (Jan) to 20 (Aug) degC ... due to the Gulf Stream presence.
Here are the wind stats http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... _brest.htm
These airports stats don't take into account the summer thermal winds.:
For example, you can have 8 knots in Brest and 20knots at the "Dune de Sainte Marguerite" (30mins drive, Google earth Landeda/Aberwrac'h) a nice sandy & shallow water lagoon up North West close to the 3 Abers (local old keltic name for "fjords").

Every Eng Uni in Brest has a surf/funboard/kite/cata club.

(1) don't get trapped :-? :)

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Re: experiences with Brest, France

Postby Megabear » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:50 am

hi again,

Its Ensieta - organizational management and engineering if that makes sense?

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Welcome to Brittany

Postby Europ2 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:09 pm

Megabear wrote:hi again,

Its Ensieta - organizational management and engineering if that makes sense?
This is an engineering school with an excellent reputation.

The following link points to the (rare) Magic Surf (Surf Shop closed today) map, an interactive map of 136 windsurf sites in Brittany (the region's name).
Most of them are kitable.
The .css file was lost during the archiving process but do a "Save as" and you will get the 136 wind orientations.
http://web.archive.org/web/200502041214 ... pots.phtml

Here is a static pict of the 65 spots around Brest. Use Google Earth and have a good time :thumb:
Brest_Region_Spots.GIF
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