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Trip: Hossegor Winter 06

Written by Pepijn show Pepijn profile

Friday June 8 2007 10:05:08 PM

Date: from Dec 22, 2006 to Jan 6, 2007

Surf trip description:

Picture this: a 1500 km drive, a Volkswagen Transporter with only 2 seats, 4 people, a shitload of wetsuits and other gear, and 7 boards. Two guys stuffed under a longboard, sleeping on the floor of the van. Expect you'd be broken down after driving for 20 hrs eh? Not at all. We arrived in Hossegor, got the appartment keys from the guy, and headed for a surfcheck. 3 feet perfect Estagnots greeted us when we arrived at the parking. We surfed until the fog came setting in, what a welcome.

During our two week trip, we surfed a lot of the waves in Hossegor and made little trips to Anglet and Biarritz. Highlights of the trip:

- watching a bunch of French pros tow in to 15-20 feet La Nord

- Surfing nice Cavaliers, 3 ft A-frame tubes with 3 guys out enjoying a beautiful sunset

-Perfect, 4 feet La Nord

- Heaving 5-6 foot @ les Culs Nuls

- Best bread in the world @ Maison de Pain, Biarritz

 

Hossegor is in my opinion one of the best places to surf in Europe. Thanks to the old river Ardour, a deep water finger points at the town's beaches, offering powerful surf. The diversity in waves makes that you always have a wave you like, and if you don't wanna tackle 10 ft closeout shorebreak-tubes, Capbreton has some nice sheltered waves. L'Estacade is the best surfable sheltered wave, it doesn't suffer from the backwash as much as Prevent, and being directly next to the harbour, I have surfed 2-3 feet waves here while jetski teams were leaving the harbour to tow in @ La Nord. On the other hand, when Nord, Sud and Graviere are too small to work properly, the spots around Seignosse offer nice waves from Culs Nuls/ Estagnots up to Le Penon.

Modified: Friday June 8 2007 10:10:59 PM
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