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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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 Le Truc Vert

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 44° 42.907' N
Longitude: 1° 15.025' W

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 Access

From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving from Bordeaux. Becarful, after "Lège Cap Ferret" check the road (on your right) towards "Le Truc Vert". This second road passes along the ocean. Drive until the camping of "Le Truc Vert". There is a large parking.

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving from Bordeaux. Becarful, after "Lège Cap Ferret" check the road (on your right) towards "Le Truc Vert". This second road passes along the ocean. Drive until the camping of "Le Truc Vert". There is a large parking.

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving from Bordeaux. Becarful, after "Lège Cap Ferret" check the road (on your right) towards "Le Truc Vert". This second road passes along the ocean. Drive until the camping of "Le Truc Vert". There is a large parking.

English (Translate this text in English): From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving from Bordeaux. Becarful, after "Lège Cap Ferret" check the road (on your right) towards "Le Truc Vert". This second road passes along the ocean. Drive until the camping of "Le Truc Vert". There is a large parking.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Very good sandbars here. The waves have plenty of power, works best on the low tide which hollows out. Be prepared for the extremely strong current that drags you from right to left, and on he bigger days the paddle out can be long. Mornings are normally always on with an offshore wind which is perfect, which gives sweet right handers from the main peak.

English (Translate this text in English): Very good sandbars here. The waves have plenty of power, works best on the low tide which hollows out. Be prepared for the extremely strong current that drags you from right to left, and on he bigger days the paddle out can be long. Mornings are normally always on with an offshore wind which is perfect, which gives sweet right handers from the main peak.

English (Translate this text in English): Very good sandbars here. The waves have plenty of power, works best on the low tide which hollows out. Be prepared for the extremely strong current that drags you from right to left, and on he bigger days the paddle out can be long. Mornings are normally always on with an offshore wind which is perfect, which gives sweet right handers from the main peak.

English (Translate this text in English): Very good sandbars here. The waves have plenty of power, works best on the low tide which hollows out. Be prepared for the extremely strong current that drags you from right to left, and on he bigger days the paddle out can be long. Mornings are normally always on with an offshore wind which is perfect, which gives sweet right handers from the main peak.

Atmosphere

Locals are friendly except in summer. Nice locals, show respect and take the waves that come and don't drop in.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are friendly except in summer. Nice locals, show respect and take the waves that come and don't drop in.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are friendly except in summer. Nice locals, show respect and take the waves that come and don't drop in.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are friendly except in summer. Nice locals, show respect and take the waves that come and don't drop in.

General

It's a very quiet place. Beach is crowded in day, campsite is a bit noisy at night.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very quiet place. Beach is crowded in day, campsite is a bit noisy at night.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very quiet place. Beach is crowded in day, campsite is a bit noisy at night.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very quiet place. Beach is crowded in day, campsite is a bit noisy at night.

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Le Truc Vert
By yann
Apr 10, 2014
Commitment - With Tibok and Dahomey, it was low tide but we found the famous spot all for ourself. So we took plenty of waves. I used my 6'2". When there is no current, it's an easy board and I got several bombs. A A frame (size doubled) on a shall
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Le Truc Vert
By yann
Mar 29, 2014
Wild - Ouch : 2.5m waves, 13s period... A long right was cranking but it was very very hard to catch ! I got good waves but no bombs. I enjoyed long hold downs (more than 10s underwater and you have to swim towards the surface....) We were 6 friends
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Le Truc Vert
By yann
Mar 28, 2014
Not perfect but good - Not as good as the last time but the surf was good. It was difficult to catch waves as it was multipeak. I took several rights with two small barrels. Then the left started to work... I took one big long left very hollow. 
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Le Truc Vert
By yann
Mar 13, 2014
Whaou - We woke up early. I was not sure that the spot will be good with the low tide. But when we arrived, we discovered a beach full of peaks. No one in the water ! We surfed the left just in front of the access. The take off was easy but the wave w
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Le Truc Vert
By yann
Dec 7, 2013
Long winter swell - The winter came early this year : low temperature since two weeks. It's the same weather than in february ! The swell was long : 12s and the sandbanks were hard to find. I went to surf with Zitoune. We started near the shore with fun waves
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By Rupeni , 27-08-2005

Report - Hey! I surfed there for 2 weeks during august. Such a great place ! There was a good session on the morning of 8/26 with off-shore wind.French locals are very nice and I like the atmosphere of this kind of beach.In the morning I surfed with French people. In the afternoon the place got full of strangers but most of them were beginners and as a result the "line-up" wasn't too crowded...Be careful with strong currents and amazing shorebreaks !

By Benoît , 23-03-2005

What a surprise !! - What a surprise to see the sand banks I'm surfing at since I am twelve !!!I ride there generally during the summer holidays but the best seasons are definitely spring and autumn. Less people, better waves. Unfortunately when the wave are bigger than 2 meters (6-7 ft), there is a loss of quality. But shorebreak sessions or offshore wind can offer you really significant satifactions. Especially if you are ready to wake up early or to walk a little along the beach and find a peak less crowded than the one in front of the camping. Just try the second beach access after the camping to a beach called "the pantoufle". Quiet place, beautiful place, chance to get nice waves. Just take into account the potentially strong currents. Enjoy the surf and then eat some oysters of the bay of Arcachon with a glass of white wine.

By Mar , 15-01-2004

Fun - Hi there, I'm not an experienced surfer, at all, but I took my first waves on this spot, so I'm a big fan... From september on, it's not too crwoded, but it can get pretty full on weekends and even more during the summer... And if you don't like to see naked people, just stay away... I don't think I have ever seen more naked people than overthere :-) !!! Cheers

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