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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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 Cap Ferret

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 44° 37.892' N
Longitude: 1° 15.574' W

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From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving, then you hit Cap-Ferret and you go on the ocean side to have fun! Lot's of camping and stuff over there. Sorry, it's a nudist beach almost all the way...Or from Arcachon, take the little boat called the "Pinasse" to go across the bay and acces Ferret (it's about 40 or 50 Francs a ride).

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving, then you hit Cap-Ferret and you go on the ocean side to have fun! Lot's of camping and stuff over there. Sorry, it's a nudist beach almost all the way...Or from Arcachon, take the little boat called the "Pinasse" to go across the bay and acces Ferret (it's about 40 or 50 Francs a ride).

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving, then you hit Cap-Ferret and you go on the ocean side to have fun! Lot's of camping and stuff over there. Sorry, it's a nudist beach almost all the way...Or from Arcachon, take the little boat called the "Pinasse" to go across the bay and acces Ferret (it's about 40 or 50 Francs a ride).

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving, then you hit Cap-Ferret and you go on the ocean side to have fun! Lot's of camping and stuff over there. Sorry, it's a nudist beach almost all the way...Or from Arcachon, take the little boat called the "Pinasse" to go across the bay and acces Ferret (it's about 40 or 50 Francs a ride).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

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Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Pollution
- Nudist colony (France only!)

 Additional Information

Park you car just right before the dunes, just be careful to not block the way to the beach!

English (Translate this text in English): Park you car just right before the dunes, just be careful to not block the way to the beach!

English (Translate this text in English): Park you car just right before the dunes, just be careful to not block the way to the beach!

English (Translate this text in English): Park you car just right before the dunes, just be careful to not block the way to the beach!

Atmosphere

Atmosphere is pretty cool, there is a surf club that you might want to go to. The people are very friendly, especially the german girls.
Big parties at night on the beach, but you'll have to be in shape!

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphere is pretty cool, there is a surf club that you might want to go to. The people are very friendly, especially the german girls.<br />Big parties at night on the beach, but you'll have to be in shape!

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphere is pretty cool, there is a surf club that you might want to go to. The people are very friendly, especially the german girls.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Big parties at night on the beach, but you'll have to be in shape!

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphere is pretty cool, there is a surf club that you might want to go to. The people are very friendly, especially the german girls.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Big parties at night on the beach, but you'll have to be in shape!

General

I know this spot since I was 4. I was brought up there and it is where I learned to swim.

English (Translate this text in English): I know this spot since I was 4. I was brought up there and it is where I learned to swim.

English (Translate this text in English): I know this spot since I was 4. I was brought up there and it is where I learned to swim.

English (Translate this text in English): I know this spot since I was 4. I was brought up there and it is where I learned to swim.

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yann avatar
Cap Ferret Chenal
De yann
6 nov. 2011
Funny - It's the first time I surfed this spot. And it's fun. You need at leasta2.5 m West swell or a 3.5m NW and winds from SE to N (! ). Punchy bowls with long waves sometimes. A fun session
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By booger , 18-05-2007

?? - where is the rip you fool?

By anonymous , 20-02-2005

looks rippy as hell!! - how ca this be for all surfers! it looks like an experienced only break to me- those rips look lethal

By asdf hater , 16-01-2004

Cap Ferret, the true story - Early one morning Capt. Ferret was on his way to the harbor were Nude the tug was moored. Capt Ferret was a Tug Captain and a very good one at that. Nude the tug and Ferret often found it hard in the morning and did not get going until the sun was well in the sky. Being a european Tug Nude was not modest but did like a bit of privacy in the morning. On this morning you would never believe what happened. Before Capt Ferret could finish his latte a long haired surfer from Australia jumped on Nude, Ferret and into the water. Foaming Latte all over the place. Those Australain boys said a small French girl in a pocker dot frock. An old English gent on vacation almost pooped his pants.

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