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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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 Grand Crohot

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 44° 47.853' N
Longitude: 1° 14.055' W

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From Bordeaux, go to Saint Jean d'Illac and after to Lège Cap Ferret. Search the 'Plage du Grand-Crohot'. You have several entries.test

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux, go to Saint Jean d'Illac and after to Lège Cap Ferret. Search the 'Plage du Grand-Crohot'. You have several entries.test

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux, go to Saint Jean d'Illac and after to Lège Cap Ferret. Search the 'Plage du Grand-Crohot'. You have several entries.test

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux, go to Saint Jean d'Illac and after to Lège Cap Ferret. Search the 'Plage du Grand-Crohot'. You have several entries.test

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Nudist colony (France only!)

 Additional Information

Crowded during summer, you will be alone during the winter. There are often good sandbanks near the bunkers (south).test

English (Translate this text in English): Crowded during summer, you will be alone during the winter. There are often good sandbanks near the bunkers (south).test

English (Translate this text in English): Crowded during summer, you will be alone during the winter. There are often good sandbanks near the bunkers (south).test

English (Translate this text in English): Crowded during summer, you will be alone during the winter. There are often good sandbanks near the bunkers (south).test

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 Last surf sessions

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yann avatar
Grand Crohot
By yann
Aug 31, 2014
Sunday waves... - Impossible to wake up this morning. So I went a bit late at the surf but the wind hasn't turned. And the waves were good : punchy bowls. I stayed away the main peak end found good ones. Then I went on the main peak and met all the locals.I have
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Grand Crohot
By yann
Aug 27, 2014
Windy mushy - Just a small session at the sunset. Fun waves but nothing really good
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Grand Crohot
By yann
Jul 1, 2014
Good end of the day - Just a small session because I was around... Fun waves, a light crowd but as I surfed on lonely peaks since few monthes, it's hard to find other surfers on the same wave ! the right was fun but full of longboarders (good ones)
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Grand Crohot
By yann
Jun 27, 2014
small - Small but surfable waves with kids. I took fun ones with the Malibu. Nothing more to say...
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Grand Crohot
By yann
Jun 20, 2014
so small - Only very small waves with kids...
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 Last surf trips

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Voyage : Tour de France 2009
De herwig
Du 8 mai 2009 au 26 mai 2009
I named our first 2009 trip "Tour de France" according to the roads we drove.
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herwig avatar
Voyage : Biscay-Autumn 2008
De herwig
Du 15 sept. 2008 au 1 oct. 2008
Off we go! Schedule is startup at South Brittany heading southward over all French offshore islands, then Gironde and if working out Landes+Cote Basque. Swell forecast is small with offshore winds until next weekend. If You're Wa
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Voyage : Aquitaine-Summer 2008
De herwig
Du 13 juin 2008 au 2 juil. 2008
30 years anniversary tour to S/W France! After 30 years of surfing this is an amazing trip. It all began 1978 in Anglet with bodysurfing and nowadays there's so much memories thruout the years! Schedule is to visit the Medoc first and th
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By bbilstrup , 27-12-2007

Winter - Any one know how the surf is late dec. and Jan + what's the water temp, thinking of going to have a surfing new years eve.

By tocadisco@gmail.com , 30-07-2006

In august? - Hey you all!I want to go south of France at finals of august. Is it recommendable and are there enough waves? I´m quite short on time and money so i don´t wanna go there and find myself with a f**king flat sea or poor baby waves. Please mail me about your experience or give me some other information.Thank you!

By Anonymous , 28-06-2006

Surf Shop - Theres a surf club called presqu'ile or summthing like that where u can hire boards...

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