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Surf Spot Map of the Channel Islands (Iles Anglo-Normandes /Iles de la Manche) The Channel Islands are made up of two seperate areas of juristiction, Guernsey and Jersey. The several of the islands are inhabited. The larger of these inhabited islands are Guernsey, Jersey, Aldernay and Sark. The Channel Islands are located in the English Channel, just off the coast of Britanny. They can be reached by sea from either Portsmouth, Weymouth or Poole. These ferries service both ports of St Helier, Jersey, and St Peter Port, Guernsey. There is also a service between Jersey and St Malo, France. The islands can also be reached by air. There are three airports on Alderney, Guernsey, and Jersey. For more information on the a trip here, head over to visitchannelislands.com
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The Channel Islands rely on groundswell generated in atlantic, pushing up the English Channel. Swells from the north west, west or south west can light up the breaks on the islands. The area around St Ouen's is popular with surfers. There are several good breaks in this area.
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You'll need a wetsuit all year, though you can get away with a shortie in summer. Equipment can be hired from a number of different locations. Why not use a selection of Channel Islands Surfboards , which have nothing to do with the Islands themselves. Channel Islands Surfboards have been shaping boards since 1969, and boards have been shaped by the famous shaper, All Merrick.
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