Finistere Surfski Festival
15 – 18 April 2022

Welcome to the first Finistere Surfski Festival. Welcoming both local and international paddlers. This event has been designed to proved a relaxed atmosphere, an intimate venue, world class paddling locations and quality coaching from diverse and friendly coaches.Based in Guissény, North Finistere we have access to the premier surfski locations. But why Guisseny?

Guisseny is based in North Finistere, 20 KM from Brest, it is no coincidence that the worlds best paddlers come from Finistere, with the conditions on tap for all levels of paddlers!

The festival is aimed at beginners to intermediate paddlers who want to improve their stroke, fitness and meet other paddlers!

Where is Guisseny?

20 KM From Brest

30 KM Roscoff

2.5 hrs from St Malo

2.5 Hrs from Caen

Festival Details

So whats included in the festival?


Up to 4 coaching sessions per day! 


Enjoy some of the best downwinds in Finistere, from the local downwind in Guisseny, to the world renowned Radliko in Brest!

Drop offs and Pick ups will be arranged to allow you to focus on your paddling!

Check out the runs using  Downwindable!


No Festival is complete without a swag bag!


Saturday night, get together to meet other paddlers from Europe, enjoy a beer and listen to talks from other renowned paddlers!


Try new surfskis or new equipment at this weekend with the first ever Surfski specific village at the Port du Curnic Guisseny


25 € for the weekend!

Interested? Register Today!

Helen Trehoret

Co Organiser / Logistics

CQP Canoe Kayak

Tom Thorpe

Co organiser/  Coach

BCU Advanced Kayak

Eric Garnier



Frequently Asked Questions

We are located 25 minutes North of Brest.

We are right on the Atlantic coast. This is why we have such good downwinds.

Here are the nearest transport hubs!


Brest = 20 minutes (with connections in Paris CDG)

Nantes = 3 hours (Bigger airport)

Ferry Terminals

Roscoff = 30 minutes

Caen = 4 hours

St Malo = 2 hours

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No we don’t. April is still the off season in Guissény. Therefore the 2 local campsites are closed.

However we do provide a list of recommended accommadtion in the area.

Anything around Guissény. Plouguerneau and Kerlouan is great. 

Yes you can!

We publish the available surfski for hire in 2022!

Yes you can!

The poster is available to buy at Barrachou Shop!

Our Sponsors


Guisseny is found 20 KM North Brest. April is still the off season. So the local campsites are closed. 

This is a place that is still not fully developed for tourism. But that is part of its charm.

Instead there are some great bargains to be had on local gites, which are all high quality. 

Get together with some friends and split the cost. You will be surprised how cheap it works out!

Kelt Ocean Race

Why leave after the weekend?

Stay on till the weekend after and race in one of the best downwinds in France!

Tha Kelt Ocean Race! Organised by the Kelt Ocean Club. Douarnenez. Finistere. Only 1 hr to the South!

Click below for more information!