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Bodyboarding in Anaël, Brest, Brittany France

Special access:
Paddle or boat for about 20 min
Wave type / direction / power:
Reef-rocky / left / hollow, fast, powerful, slab
Swell direction:
S,SE
Wind direction:
N, NE
Level of experience:
Pro or Kamikazi
Brest is situated in a sheltered position near the western tip of Breton peninsula and on the western extremity of metropolitan France. The city is in the Finistère department in northwestern France, Brittany. Brest is an important harbor and the second French after Toulon military port. In Brest, you will find a famous incredible castle, standing there since the Middle Ages.

Anaël is a very difficult to find, public accessed beach. It is located at about an hour in the north of Brest, an appropriate spot for professionals or Kamikazi insane body-boarders. The exact spot is on the north of LeConquet and in the south of StBrieuc. You will have to take a car and then, once you reach the beach, you will have to paddle or take a boat for about 20 minutes in order to get to Anaël.

The beach seems to be like an outer space setting with a totally epic wave quality that sometimes breaks. The wave’s type is reef-rocky and it comes from the left. Bottom of the sea is boulders. The power of the wave is another thing that makes the spot so difficult to board upon.

The wave is hollow, fast, powerful and slab with a normal and good length of less than 50 m /164 ft long. Swell, in its best form, comes from the south and southeast and the wind, in its best form, blows from north, northeast. The swell starts working at 2 – 2.5 m /6 – 8 ft, holding up to 5 m /16 ft and over.

All the tides are good for that specific spot. It’s not a surprise why the beach is almost non frequented by boarders. Only those who dare to mess with the massive waves are to be spotted nearby. You should be extra careful for rips / underflow, rocks and localism. If you are an extreme type, not only in the body or the sport but also in mind, go for it!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Rennes
150.1 miles/243 km, 2 hours 30 minutes
Head southwest on Rue de la Commune to Pl. de l'Hôtel de ville, turn right at Pl. de l'Hôtel de ville make a 180 degree turn (Speed camera in 200 m) take the first turn left to stay on Pl. de l'Hôtel de ville, take the first turn right into Rue Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque (Speed camera in 200 m) take the 2nd turning right into Rue de Strasbourg, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit towards Cours John Kennedy, go through 1 roundabout, continue along Av. Carnot, continue along Avenue Jean-Claude-Bonduelle/Av. Jean Claude Bonduelle, go through 1 roundabout, continue to Bd Général de Gaulle, continue towards Pont Georges Clemenceau, continue to Bd Emile Gabory, go through 1 roundabout, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Bd de Vendée, go through 1 roundabout, continue along A83 (Road with controlled toll) take exit 7 for E3 to La Rochelle / Sainte-Hermine / Luçon, continue straight, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to E3, go through 2 roundabouts, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit towards D10A, go through 1 roundabout, continue to D9, go through 1 roundabout, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to D10, at the roundabout, take the 4th exit to D9, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Rue de la Liberté/D9, continue to follow the D9, go through 2 roundabouts, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the ramp N11 to La Rochelle / Rochefort, enter the N11, continue to Bd André Sautel, slight right to Bd de Cognehors, at the roundabout, take the 4th exit to Av. des Cordeliers, turn right into Rue Alcide d'Orbigny, turn left into Rue du Cordouan, continue along Rue Passage du Minage, continue along Rue Saint-Yon.
BY CAR FROM Lorient
83.1 miles/135 km, 1 hour 23 minutes
Head northwest on Rue Jean le Coutaller, turn right into Rue Jean le Coutaller, turn left into Rue Professeur Maze, turn right into Rue Marc Sangnier, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit in Bd Léon Blum, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Rue Saint-Marce, continue along Rue de Kervaric, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Rue Alfred Dreyfus, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit, slight left to merge in D465, keep left at the fork, follow signs for N165/Quimper/Brest/Quimperlé and enter the N165 (Speed cameras begin in 21.4 km) continue to E60, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Route du Vieux Saint-Marc, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit towards Rue Amiral Troude, slight right to Rampe du Moulin Grivart, continue along Rue Poullic al Lor, turn right at Av. Salaün Penquer, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Av. Georges Clemenceau.
BY AIR
Guipavas Airport,
6.1 miles/11 km
BY TRAIN

Take a train from anywhere in France and disembark at Brest central station.

Schools

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Driving our automatic quad bikes, you will leave alone or in a two-seaters quad, with a qualified monitor, his aim:  to disorient you, make you roll in safety, and explain you a lot of things about our beautiful country.

On the tracks of the smugglers, a gourmand stopover will wait for you in a typical public house of the Spanish side. The Raid adventure is also a moment of sharing around a good table!!!

An ideal hike for your groups, between friends or in couple to live a day full in nature and sensations.

Uneven areas, technical zones, approximately 90 km, 5 hours and a half of quad, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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The first part of hike takes place on St Pée’s heights between savage landscapes and green forest of eucalyptus and oaks and you will evolve on easy tracks where you will quickly assimilate the piloting of quads.

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The ride quad, one moment of sharing and feelings!!!

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Trial zones will allow you to surpass yourselves and to test the capacities of the quad.

Uneven areas, non-mandatory trial areas, approximately 45 km, strong sensations, single or two-seaters, approachable to all.

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Conditions:
Minimum age 14 years (mandatory parental consent under 16)
Rate:
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Take your handlebars!!! 4 sessions of rolling :

  • Use of quads and driving (15 min),
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  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
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A birthday party organized by our team with a birthday cake, drinks, candies and a little gift for your child.

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4 children minimum
From 6 to 11 years old.
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For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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  • Trial exercises, seesaw, slope (15 min),
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Two hours long.

1 quad for 2 children, maximum age:  11 years

Our opening hours:

Summer season: From 10 am to 12 am (meeting at 9:30 am)
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For the activity please provide: sneakers, pants, long sleeves T-shirt, water, extra clothes.

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Way down to the basis at nightfall, the head full of beautiful landscapes!

A strong moment and a beautiful memory…

Rise in altitude, technical areas, 35 km, single seater or tandem, minimum 4 people, accessible to all, 3 hours of activities.

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