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Latitude: 45° 5' N
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go to carcans plage (10 km north lacanau)
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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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