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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 Chenal

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 44° 37.313' N
Longitude: 1° 15.229' W

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The spot is at the end of the road of Cap Ferret. Park your car at the Restaurant. You see the "Pyla" in front of you.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is at the end of the road of Cap Ferret. Park your car at the Restaurant. You see the "Pyla" in front of you.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is at the end of the road of Cap Ferret. Park your car at the Restaurant. You see the "Pyla" in front of you.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is at the end of the road of Cap Ferret. Park your car at the Restaurant. You see the "Pyla" in front of you.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
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 Additional Information

When all spots around are closing out, come here. It works only with a large swell. It produces a little fast wave very good for bodyboarders. Even if the wave has a fun tube, it is a dangerous place: currents here are very, very strong specially if the tide is falling down.
DON'T GO IN THE WATER IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER.

English (Translate this text in English): When all spots around are closing out, come here. It works only with a large swell. It produces a little fast wave very good for bodyboarders. Even if the wave has a fun tube, it is a dangerous place: currents here are very, very strong specially if the tide is falling down.<br />DON'T GO IN THE WATER IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER.

English (Translate this text in English): When all spots around are closing out, come here. It works only with a large swell. It produces a little fast wave very good for bodyboarders. Even if the wave has a fun tube, it is a dangerous place: currents here are very, very strong specially if the tide is falling down.&lt;br &#47;&gt;DON'T GO IN THE WATER IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER.

English (Translate this text in English): When all spots around are closing out, come here. It works only with a large swell. It produces a little fast wave very good for bodyboarders. Even if the wave has a fun tube, it is a dangerous place: currents here are very, very strong specially if the tide is falling down.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;DON'T GO IN THE WATER IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER.

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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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 Comments

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By joe fro ireland , 11-04-2005

PHOTOS - The photos looklike south of morocco on windy day yann martin wouldn't have submited them by any chance .

By anonymous , 26-06-2003

no title - viva cap ferret , es el mejor hola del mundo!!!!!!!!!!!!

By flo@rocknrolls.de , 08-12-2002

cap ferret surf'n' party 'n'camping - there is a surf shop on the 'boulevard de la plage' (forgtten it's name), run by a real nice guy, where you can rent boards. also, there is another one in town (near codec supermarket), run by a typical arrogant french bastard. a big camping site is situated at the entry of the town and partywise head either for 'le spot' (close to the camping) or 'new centaur' for french cheesyness. in july they celebrate the' oyster festival', massive outdoor party with the whole town on it's feet 'til the early morning hours!! NOTE: the place is absolutely overcrowded during french summer holidays, depending on you that can be a nightmare or the holiday of your lifetime!

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