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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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 Carcans

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 45° 5' N
Longitude: 1° 11.542' W

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go to carcans plage (10 km north lacanau)

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English (Translate this text in English): go to carcans plage (10 km north lacanau)

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

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Carcans
By yann
Dec 11, 2013
Summer session in winter - Small and fun waves at a good sanbank. As the day before, you had to find the good sandbanl because of the long period swell. This time it was a right. Waves were 80cm to more than 1m. Some longboarders, an angry english, a very bood backsider
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Carcans
By yann
Sep 26, 2013
The surprise - Between two rendez-vous, at lunch, I went to have a short sessio : it was just PERFECT. 6 on a very good peak (right-left), 1.5m with opening face. I score a big hollow right and carve a wonderful left... A short session but a good memories.
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Carcans
By yann
Jun 16, 2013
First good waves - It was my first sessio with powerful waves since my injury. I only took 3 waves but it was as good as a Christmas morning... All the 3 waves were just good and long. I have recovered my balance.
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Carcans
By Pepito
Sep 10, 2011
Much better -
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Carcans
By Mathrim
Jul 16, 2010
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Trip: Carcans 2010
By Pepito
From Jun 11, 2010 to Sep 11, 2010

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Trip: Advancing
By Mathrim
From Jul 9, 2010 to Jul 16, 2010

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Trip: Carcans 2009
By Pepito
From Jun 25, 2009 to Jul 17, 2009

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Trip: Carcans 2008
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From Jun 23, 2008 to Jul 13, 2008
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By Anonymous , 16-05-2008

Carcans waves - Hi
I've been in Carcans surfing (bodyboard) in summer. I'm afraid there are not very good waves (I have very low level and even not enough for me). Someone said in October is much better. I think is not a place for high level surfers -and only for surfing-, but a very good place for vacation, good food & wine, sun & wind... and some surfing (especially softboard & bodyboard).

By BubBle$ , 18-04-2007

On a good day! - Right so I have surfed Carcans Plage for the past 8 years of my life and in that time have experienced all types of conditions. It is a gamble as to whether or not your going to get your desired surf as I have first hand experienced waves too powerful to surf and the following day a completely flat sea. What I would say is when its good its fucking good, when it bad its fucking bad - I would say its 50/50.

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!

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