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Latitude: 43° 24.872' N
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Belharra is an outer reef situated 2km outside Saint Jean de luz. You need a boat or jetski to go there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Mammouth
Wave qualityTotally Epic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerFast, Powerful, Slab
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Over 3.5m / 12ft and holds up to
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
It is a right and a left. The left is longer. It need at least 20 feets to start breaking at hight tide. The bottom is 15m deep at low tide. Noone knows how big it can be...
At this time, this is the best tow-in spot in Europe. but there are other potential spots.
By Rafa Saiz Elizondo , 17-01-2009
Briketak - That spot (both reef and wave)is named 'Briketak' far long before surfers started visiting it. It is not loated in front of Donibane Lohitzun (St Jean de Luz), but between Hendaia and Ziburu.
See you in Basque Country
By Paul Marchant , 05-08-2007
surfing Belharra - I,m looking to team up with some one so I can take some photos of this spot I,m RYA trained on a jet ski If any one is interested please contact me paulscanvasprints.com
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