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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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 Lacanau

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 45° 0.201' N
Longitude: 1° 12.268' W

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 Access

From Bordeaux. By Car (40mins) or by Bus

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux. By Car (40mins) or by Bus

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux. By Car (40mins) or by Bus

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux. By Car (40mins) or by Bus

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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 lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft 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 crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

Gets very crowded in summer, but the town is a fun surf-town. Better not to go in summer (ultra crowded) nevertheless there is the ASP surf world championship in august

English (Translate this text in English): Gets very crowded in summer, but the town is a fun surf-town. Better not to go in summer (ultra crowded) nevertheless there is the ASP surf world championship in august

English (Translate this text in English): Gets very crowded in summer, but the town is a fun surf-town. Better not to go in summer (ultra crowded) nevertheless there is the ASP surf world championship in august

English (Translate this text in English): Gets very crowded in summer, but the town is a fun surf-town. Better not to go in summer (ultra crowded) nevertheless there is the ASP surf world championship in august

Atmosphere

pretty cool and a hot night life ! I see that some of you have been kind of disappointed by Lacanau (except for surfing) and especially for the night life. You guys haven't chosen the right time to come here to party. From 15th june to 30th august, the night life is absolutely wild with lovely girls everywhere and a great ambiance. It's a much loved destination for people to come on holidays, so from september the only people you will see in the water and in the clubs (when they are not closed) will be the locals. So if you come in summer, go to the Bacardi and then to

English (Translate this text in English): pretty cool and a hot night life ! I see that some of you have been kind of disappointed by Lacanau (except for surfing) and especially for the night life. You guys haven't chosen the right time to come here to party. From 15th june to 30th august, the night life is absolutely wild with lovely girls everywhere and a great ambiance. It's a much loved destination for people to come on holidays, so from september the only people you will see in the water and in the clubs (when they are not closed) will be the locals. So if you come in summer, go to the Bacardi and then to

English (Translate this text in English): pretty cool and a hot night life ! I see that some of you have been kind of disappointed by Lacanau (except for surfing) and especially for the night life. You guys haven't chosen the right time to come here to party. From 15th june to 30th august, the night life is absolutely wild with lovely girls everywhere and a great ambiance. It's a much loved destination for people to come on holidays, so from september the only people you will see in the water and in the clubs (when they are not closed) will be the locals. So if you come in summer, go to the Bacardi and then to

English (Translate this text in English): pretty cool and a hot night life ! I see that some of you have been kind of disappointed by Lacanau (except for surfing) and especially for the night life. You guys haven't chosen the right time to come here to party. From 15th june to 30th august, the night life is absolutely wild with lovely girls everywhere and a great ambiance. It's a much loved destination for people to come on holidays, so from september the only people you will see in the water and in the clubs (when they are not closed) will be the locals. So if you come in summer, go to the Bacardi and then to

General

good waves, fun town, go and see for yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): good waves, fun town, go and see for yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): good waves, fun town, go and see for yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): good waves, fun town, go and see for yourself.

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Lacanau
By kikko
Aug 29, 2014
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Lacanau
By kikko
Aug 28, 2014
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Lacanau
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Aug 27, 2014
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Lacanau
By yann
Oct 25, 2013
crosshore wind - After a surf with the kids (5...) I went in the water but the wind was crosshore and strong. Waves became bad. I just took few and prefered to go out. 30mn after, it became better. I was just at the wrong time :-(  
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Lacanau
By yann
Aug 28, 2011
Windy - With Mitch and Olivier, we went to surf at Lacanau but the thermic wind was on. Just a little session to say we have surfed but nothing exciting compared to the morning session.
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Trip: Easter Holydays
By yann
From Apr 7, 2007 to Apr 14, 2007
I spent one week at Lacanau. Ok, it's not really far from my home but it's still good to be away. After several monthes of winter weather, the sun was shining during the week. Unfortunately, waves were small except for 2 days. I have scored
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By roselora , 9 Sep

Thank you - Thanks to you, I have learned many interesting things. I hope to learn more. I congratulate you for the wonderful shares. Keep it up!

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By Anonymous , 22-09-2011

Lacanau Show - The seaside resort Lacanau is consistently the most crowded surf spot in the Gironde departement.
To be honest this probably has nothing to do with the quality of the waves. Rather there are three reasons why Lacanau is such a surfers magnet: Firstly the spot "enjoys" an annual 6* WQS event, which gathers a lot of people/media. Secondly it is the largest dwelling along the Girondine coastline and thirdly you can drive up to the main beach and check the surf from your car (a rare "gift" along this sand-dune dominated coastline). Consequently Lacanau sees a lot of (arguably too much) action (party-wise and surf-wise) during the Summer. The rest of the year, however, Lacanau is pretty much a ghost town... occasionally offering great surf!

By Ben , 30-07-2009

Bus to Lacanau Ocean - Take the bust from Bordeaux. Ask for the "Lacanau Ocean carte", not "bus", because it's more like a coach. Warning there's no bathroom onboard and its about a 2 hour ride, so hit the bog beforehand. Costs about 14e one way and 24e return. The bus leaves from Bordeaux St Jean, That station is called Garde St Jean in the local subway system. Go to the end of the line and follow the smile to the beach.

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