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Latitude: 43° 48.963' N
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stay at the "vieux port" campsite and walk over the the dune the left hander breaks on your left and the right breaks on your right as you look out to sea. the right is a longer paddle out but has good barrels on the right tide.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
park just outside the viex port campsite and walk through it. this will be about a 5-10 min walk. if your staying in the campsite you can be as close as a minute away from the break. the left is pretty easy to surf, sometimes you can have a nice late drop but weather you do or not it is always followed by a long walling wave which when i was there only sectioned at the end section. the right is about a 5-10 minute paddle out depending on the swell size and what the rip is doing and tides, one day when it was solid 8ft it was a 45 min paddle out but most of that was because of the really bad rip when it is big, but it did break a long way out. the break itself is a really fast barreling wave, you can get some very big makeable barrels. if you go about 200 metres north the bank is really shallow and the barrels are huge, heavey and realy thick lipped and it will always have a late drop beacause the jacks up all of a sudden
the atmosphere is cool here and there are no pissed of locals as the beach is kinda private because of the campstite so is mostly visiting surfers here although there are a lot of bodyboarders
this spot kicks ass you have a gorgeous left and a fast hollow right
By Anonymous , 29-06-2009
messanges - Don't go to this place. Too many tourists and a majority of germans ! Now it's not the same and the locals are sick of this infestation !
By er tavola - italian bodyboarder- , 09-08-2006
Messanges the last week of july and the first of augst - we had had waves for all 15 days, one day was about 4 metres, then this day the others three with 3-2-1,5. the waves are very good and powerfull, but there are a lot of close out with 4 and 3 metres. the best hours to practice surf are three hours before and after the high tight. good spot, maybe after others surf trip I'll be back here. Bye guys!!!
By james vautier , 16-07-2006
Barreled - my name is james vautier and i surfed here when it was 8 ft and i got a stand up barrel and came out with my hands in the air and then my dad surfed plemont and got barreled while doin a hang ten
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