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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Belharra

France, Basque Country

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 43° 24.872' N
Longitude: 1° 42.358' W

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 Access

Belharra is an outer reef situated 2km outside Saint Jean de luz. You need a boat or jetski to go there.

English (Translate this text in English): Belharra is an outer reef situated 2km outside Saint Jean de luz. You need a boat or jetski to go there.

English (Translate this text in English): Belharra is an outer reef situated 2km outside Saint Jean de luz. You need a boat or jetski to go there.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Mammouth

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFast, Powerful, Slab

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism

 Additional Information

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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

Atmosphere

At this time, this is the best tow-in spot in Europe. but there are other potential spots.

English (Translate this text in English): At this time, this is the best tow-in spot in Europe. but there are other potential spots.

English (Translate this text in English): At this time, this is the best tow-in spot in Europe. but there are other potential spots.

English (Translate this text in English): At this time, this is the best tow-in spot in Europe. but there are other potential spots.

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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 Anonymous , 05-12-2007

ok for Big Surf Paul - I bring you to Bel Paul, have jet
KRISTO

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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