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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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 Vieux Boucau (north beach)

France, Landes

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 43° 47.736' N
Longitude: 1° 24.754' W

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it takes place at the north beach of Vieux Boucau. Near a camping called "Les Sablères"

English (Translate this text in English): it takes place at the north beach of Vieux Boucau. Near a camping called "Les Sablères"

English (Translate this text in English): it takes place at the north beach of Vieux Boucau. Near a camping called "Les Sablères"

English (Translate this text in English): it takes place at the north beach of Vieux Boucau. Near a camping called "Les Sablères"

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Port d'Albret

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Good spot but streams are very strong! But there are lifeguards in summer.the best period is autumn.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot but streams are very strong! But there are lifeguards in summer.the best period is autumn.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot but streams are very strong! But there are lifeguards in summer.the best period is autumn.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot but streams are very strong! But there are lifeguards in summer.the best period is autumn.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere is cool, take it easy with locals.
In summer, it's very crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is cool, take it easy with locals.<br />In summer, it's very crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is cool, take it easy with locals.&lt;br &#47;&gt;In summer, it's very crowded.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is cool, take it easy with locals.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;In summer, it's very crowded.

General

it's a good spot for everybody!

English (Translate this text in English): it's a good spot for everybody!

English (Translate this text in English): it's a good spot for everybody!

English (Translate this text in English): it's a good spot for everybody!

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herwig avatar
Vieux Boucau (north beach)
By herwig
May 17, 2009
Flat spells - After a couple of days with small swell it calmed down more and more and leaded to what I call a "flat spell" - f**k! 
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Trip: Tour de France 2009
By herwig
From May 8, 2009 to May 26, 2009
I named our first 2009 trip "Tour de France" according to the roads we drove.
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By Anonymous , 29-08-2009

I liked it - Surfed here during August 09, flat at first but slowly got bigger until it was experts only (which doesn't include me!). Nice regular swell, best with tide going out, warm water, good vibe.

By Anonymous , 21-05-2009

srfing in july - HI!
Wann go to Mimizian or Vieux Boucau in july this summer...I´m afraid to have no swell- is it true or can i surf also in july?
Thx Sonsi

By waveroots , 18-09-2008

Session Port d'Albret - Vieux Boucau - Nice week in Port d'Albret last May 2008 : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6skoy_landesrider-le-teaser

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