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Latitude: 45° 13.41' N
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Road to Hourtin plage.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Low tide rules! Big gaping barrels!
Summer can get crowded. but a little exploring either side of this break will be rewarded!
A Classic, with big bowly powerful shore breaks.
By Devosdav , 25-05-2012
Nice place! (not in the summer) - I've been there for 2 years now. We had some nice swell everytime and it was good fun. The local people are very friendly and I like it because it's small, nice and kind of cosy. There's a camping very close to the beach, and the camping has some really good accommodation. But I've got to say that I only went there in june ( so before the crowd). I think when you go there during july and August the beach, town and camping is heavily over crowded.
By Morgane , 17-06-2007
My Village Hourtin - I'm from Hourtin but live in Ireland now. For the ones who slag my village. If you don't like Hourtin tuff..I love my village. Ok it's quiet only 3500 peoples live there during the winter and 30 000+ in the summer. But don't talk about something you don't know. Hourtin is not Lacanau or Biarritz we have our own little life and we love it. I'll be there next week on holiday and I can't wait to see the waves..
By Anonymous , 20-11-2006
- Hello,i`m a german guy. i go there since 25 years and still love this place! Good for relaxing and boarding. At night there is nothing in the town. But i go there for holliday, relaxing and surfing and not to make party. this i can do at home. See there next year :-)Greetings Fabian
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