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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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 Campo dell' Oro

France, Corsica

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 Access

When at Ajaccio airport (Campo dell' Oro airport),
leave by the road that goes immediately seaward (by car or by foot, it's about 600m. away).
Then, on the left you'll see a big parking lot in front of the sea : park here (watch for burglars !).
When facing the sea, turn left again and walk on the beach (toward Porticcio) until you see some barbed-wire :
that's the end of the airport landing strip and that is also the first spot.
The second spot is a but further, immediately at the feet of the only rocky point of this beach.
On it stands a Genoese tower + some blockhaus from World War II.
Access is also possible from Porticcio by the beach or by boat, from anywhere you want (ajaccio gulf).
If you use a boat, look at a marine chart before you go : anchoring is forbidden in the take off / landing zone
of the airport...you would'nt want a plane to crash on you, would you ?

English (Translate this text in English): When at Ajaccio airport (Campo dell' Oro airport),<br />leave by the road that goes immediately seaward (by car or by foot, it's about 600m. away).<br />Then, on the left you'll see a big parking lot in front of the sea : park here (watch for burglars !).<br />When facing the sea, turn left again and walk on the beach (toward Porticcio) until you see some barbed-wire :<br />that's the end of the airport landing strip and that is also the first spot.<br />The second spot is a but further, immediately at the feet of the only rocky point of this beach.<br />On it stands a Genoese tower + some blockhaus from World War II.<br />Access is also possible from Porticcio by the beach or by boat, from anywhere you want (ajaccio gulf).<br />If you use a boat, look at a marine chart before you go : anchoring is forbidden in the take off / landing zone<br />of the airport...you would'nt want a plane to crash on you, would you ?

English (Translate this text in English): When at Ajaccio airport (Campo dell' Oro airport),&lt;br &#47;&gt;leave by the road that goes immediately seaward (by car or by foot, it's about 600m. away).&lt;br &#47;&gt;Then, on the left you'll see a big parking lot in front of the sea : park here (watch for burglars !).&lt;br &#47;&gt;When facing the sea, turn left again and walk on the beach (toward Porticcio) until you see some barbed-wire :&lt;br &#47;&gt;that's the end of the airport landing strip and that is also the first spot.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The second spot is a but further, immediately at the feet of the only rocky point of this beach.&lt;br &#47;&gt;On it stands a Genoese tower + some blockhaus from World War II.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Access is also possible from Porticcio by the beach or by boat, from anywhere you want (ajaccio gulf).&lt;br &#47;&gt;If you use a boat, look at a marine chart before you go : anchoring is forbidden in the take off &#47; landing zone&lt;br &#47;&gt;of the airport...you would'nt want a plane to crash on you, would you ?

English (Translate this text in English): When at Ajaccio airport (Campo dell' Oro airport),&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;leave by the road that goes immediately seaward (by car or by foot, it's about 600m. away).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Then, on the left you'll see a big parking lot in front of the sea : park here (watch for burglars !).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When facing the sea, turn left again and walk on the beach (toward Porticcio) until you see some barbed-wire :&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;that's the end of the airport landing strip and that is also the first spot.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The second spot is a but further, immediately at the feet of the only rocky point of this beach.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;On it stands a Genoese tower + some blockhaus from World War II.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Access is also possible from Porticcio by the beach or by boat, from anywhere you want (ajaccio gulf).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If you use a boat, look at a marine chart before you go : anchoring is forbidden in the take off &amp;#47; landing zone&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;of the airport...you would'nt want a plane to crash on you, would you ?

DistanceIn the city

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Fun

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Nudist colony (France only!)

 Additional Information

The main danger of these 2 spots is the SHOREBREAK, because there are no tides in Mediterranea.
The waves constantly crash the same part of the beach and that builds up a serious shorebreak zone.
Apart from that, the beach is very safe and currents are poor.
The "landing strip" surf spot is a right and left beachbreak; the Genoese tower spot
is mainly a left pointbreak with sand bottom.
NOTE : the immediate surroundings of the Genoese tower spot are a
meeting place for men-nudists and gay men...so do not be surprised to see 'em look at you in
an inviting way. They're not bad guys, thought, and you can smile back inocently : just be
prepared to say no / yes, according to your own feelings.

English (Translate this text in English): The main danger of these 2 spots is the SHOREBREAK, because there are no tides in Mediterranea.<br />The waves constantly crash the same part of the beach and that builds up a serious shorebreak zone.<br />Apart from that, the beach is very safe and currents are poor.<br />The &quot;landing strip&quot; surf spot is a right and left beachbreak; the Genoese tower spot<br />is mainly a left pointbreak with sand bottom.<br />NOTE : the immediate surroundings of the Genoese tower spot are a<br />meeting place for men-nudists and gay men...so do not be surprised to see 'em look at you in<br />an inviting way. They're not bad guys, thought, and you can smile back inocently : just be<br />prepared to say no / yes, according to your own feelings.

English (Translate this text in English): The main danger of these 2 spots is the SHOREBREAK, because there are no tides in Mediterranea.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The waves constantly crash the same part of the beach and that builds up a serious shorebreak zone.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Apart from that, the beach is very safe and currents are poor.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The &amp;quot;landing strip&amp;quot; surf spot is a right and left beachbreak; the Genoese tower spot&lt;br &#47;&gt;is mainly a left pointbreak with sand bottom.&lt;br &#47;&gt;NOTE : the immediate surroundings of the Genoese tower spot are a&lt;br &#47;&gt;meeting place for men-nudists and gay men...so do not be surprised to see 'em look at you in&lt;br &#47;&gt;an inviting way. They're not bad guys, thought, and you can smile back inocently : just be&lt;br &#47;&gt;prepared to say no &#47; yes, according to your own feelings.

English (Translate this text in English): The main danger of these 2 spots is the SHOREBREAK, because there are no tides in Mediterranea.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The waves constantly crash the same part of the beach and that builds up a serious shorebreak zone.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Apart from that, the beach is very safe and currents are poor.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The &amp;amp;quot;landing strip&amp;amp;quot; surf spot is a right and left beachbreak; the Genoese tower spot&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;is mainly a left pointbreak with sand bottom.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;NOTE : the immediate surroundings of the Genoese tower spot are a&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;meeting place for men-nudists and gay men...so do not be surprised to see 'em look at you in&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;an inviting way. They're not bad guys, thought, and you can smile back inocently : just be&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;prepared to say no &amp;#47; yes, according to your own feelings.

Atmosphere

Very safe place if you exept the shorebreak which, indeed,
pushes a lot but does not get very high.
It is strange also to see the planes take off and land
just a few meters away !
Maybe you should not let your family / friends
put the towels under the planes...who knows, uh ?
Personnaly i enjoy more the Genoese tower spot
because it has a more beautiful landscape (and not because it is a gay spot, too !!!)
but, anyway, there are no other surfers around so you can surf the 2
spots in the same session to make yourself an idea.

English (Translate this text in English): Very safe place if you exept the shorebreak which, indeed,<br />pushes a lot but does not get very high.<br />It is strange also to see the planes take off and land<br />just a few meters away !<br />Maybe you should not let your family / friends<br />put the towels under the planes...who knows, uh ?<br />Personnaly i enjoy more the Genoese tower spot<br />because it has a more beautiful landscape (and not because it is a gay spot, too !!!)<br />but, anyway, there are no other surfers around so you can surf the 2<br />spots in the same session to make yourself an idea.

English (Translate this text in English): Very safe place if you exept the shorebreak which, indeed,&lt;br &#47;&gt;pushes a lot but does not get very high.&lt;br &#47;&gt;It is strange also to see the planes take off and land&lt;br &#47;&gt;just a few meters away !&lt;br &#47;&gt;Maybe you should not let your family &#47; friends&lt;br &#47;&gt;put the towels under the planes...who knows, uh ?&lt;br &#47;&gt;Personnaly i enjoy more the Genoese tower spot&lt;br &#47;&gt;because it has a more beautiful landscape (and not because it is a gay spot, too !!!)&lt;br &#47;&gt;but, anyway, there are no other surfers around so you can surf the 2&lt;br &#47;&gt;spots in the same session to make yourself an idea.

English (Translate this text in English): Very safe place if you exept the shorebreak which, indeed,&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;pushes a lot but does not get very high.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It is strange also to see the planes take off and land&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;just a few meters away !&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Maybe you should not let your family &amp;#47; friends&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;put the towels under the planes...who knows, uh ?&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Personnaly i enjoy more the Genoese tower spot&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;because it has a more beautiful landscape (and not because it is a gay spot, too !!!)&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;but, anyway, there are no other surfers around so you can surf the 2&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;spots in the same session to make yourself an idea.

General

Just a few hundred meters away of the airport, this is the ideal place to
surf in Corsica for the first time...if there is any swell, of course.
Take the time to come back here after a gale (when the wind calms down) or
if you hear about a low pressure system West or SouthWest offshore
Corsica island.

English (Translate this text in English): Just a few hundred meters away of the airport, this is the ideal place to<br />surf in Corsica for the first time...if there is any swell, of course.<br />Take the time to come back here after a gale (when the wind calms down) or<br />if you hear about a low pressure system West or SouthWest offshore<br />Corsica island.

English (Translate this text in English): Just a few hundred meters away of the airport, this is the ideal place to&lt;br &#47;&gt;surf in Corsica for the first time...if there is any swell, of course.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Take the time to come back here after a gale (when the wind calms down) or&lt;br &#47;&gt;if you hear about a low pressure system West or SouthWest offshore&lt;br &#47;&gt;Corsica island.

English (Translate this text in English): Just a few hundred meters away of the airport, this is the ideal place to&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;surf in Corsica for the first time...if there is any swell, of course.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Take the time to come back here after a gale (when the wind calms down) or&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;if you hear about a low pressure system West or SouthWest offshore&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Corsica island.

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By Yannick Yellow board , 31-08-2001

Which e-mail ? - Hello Valérie,I did try to send you a message some days ago (sorry for doing it so late but i have a lot of work), and it came back with an "Invalid e-mail adress" note...Any new e-mail adress or should i try again ?

By valerie.hukalo@aol.com , 14-05-2001

What is the yellow board - Hello Yannick!You have submitted the spots of South Corsica and I do it for some of North Corsica. I will be happy to talk with about surfing in Corsica, and the conditions in the South.

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