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At Saint-Pierre Quiberon, kites, floats, surfboards and swimmers higher share the seaside and the water.

the share the coast and the coexistence of bathers with sailors; kitesurfers; sand sailors; surfers and different windfoils; it is a generally delicate challenge relying on the seashores. At Saint-Pierre Quiberon in Morbihan; everybody now has a designated and marked launch zone on the remarkable seaside of Penthièvre.

The objective is to share house andkeep away from conflicts and accidents; on the seaside and within the water. On the seaside; when kitesurfers draw their traces within the sand. ” Prior; after we walked on the seaside; we might slalom. It wasn’t remarkable for the youngsters »; Explains Elisabeth; on trip within the peninsula. ” Within the water; when the kites exceed the restrict; on the stage of the swimming space »; Bounded by buoys.

A marking totem between the area
A marking totem between the “tank” space and the “kite” space; on the seaside of Penthièvre © Radio France
Eric Bouvet

We solely maintain qualified suggestions

Admittedly; there are nonetheless some little reminders to order; explains Fabrice Bellot; the firefighter lifeguard; chargeable for the surveillance station put in since this 12 months by the town council. ” We’re there for the surveillance of the bathers; however we additionally carry out prevention in distinct areas to prohibit the kites with their foils and contours from reaching the swimming space. A big info andjournaltimemunication effort has been made on the college stage. and associations. We solely maintain qualified suggestions ».

That is confirmed by bathers; similar to Jawen from Marseille; that – discover that it goes effectively collectively; that individuals respect one another; and that the seaside is big sufficient to ajournaltimemodate all actions. “This additionally reassures Gilles Madec; the primary deputy mayor of Saint-Pierre Quiberon; who notes- a higher inflow to the seaside this 12 months; folks and summer season camps; who have been qualified to indulge in swimming; whereas prior it was nearly unimaginable ».

And the kitesurfers?

Even Stéphane; a kitesurfer whose home overlooks the seaside; agrees: – The signage is evident. Immediately; whether or not they’re locals or vacationers; they know the place to navigate. Frankly; I did not see too many overhangs. It goes fairly effectively ».

A diminutive much less enthusiastic; Paul; who practices on close by Pouladen seaside; additionally remembers that – when it is actually windy there are definitely numerous kites; however fewer folks on the seaside; so it does not trouble swimmers in any respect. And when there are numerous folks on the seaside and there’s no wind; the kites should not there. I do not comprehend the controversy ».

Because the start of the season; the individual answerable for the Penthièvre seaside lifeguard station has not seen any accidents between the distinct customers.

Right next door, Plouharnel also shares its five beaches between different activities.
Factual subsequent door; Plouharnel additionally shares its 5 seashores between distinct actions. © Radio France
Eric Bouvet

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