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Latitude: 45° 22.652' N
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3 km in the south of Montalivet
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name l´empasse
DirectionRight and left
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 Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
Good views of the peaks from the car park. Need a decent swell to work. It is a good spot when Lacanau is closing out.
By marckubik , 12-01-2008
bouhgt a board shaped by phil - i just bought a 9" single fin, shaped by phil in 97 -
is this the phillip you were talkin about?? i like to have 2 questions - maybe you an give me his email ??
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 03-05-2006
there is also a groine at Montalivet. - A friend named Phillipe owns a surf shop in Montalivet. i met him in Bali 8 years ago, i stayed in Mont. for 2 weeks and surfed in a rash vest and boardies in 13 degree waters... ouch! there is a groine at the end of the road that takes you through the heart of the little holiday township. it cranks a nice 2-5 foot left and right! there is also a nudist camp 2-3 km south, population swells from 2,000 to 100,000 in summer!
By arnaud Dejean - local bodyboarder , 19-03-2004
my homebreak... - Montalivet is often good... you just have to seek the right peak, the right swell... and follow local boys, not only the ones you can see in the center beach (la colonne) but those who rip the place and know where to go ... It's a nice place not crowded, I LOVE IT (naturist's beach = awesome peaks)
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