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Latitude: 44° 2.354' N
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The road coming from Lit et Mixe directly brings you to the spot (one road only) - there's a parking on the dune and also in front of it. Every sandbank has another break so pick any.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Park the car in front of the dune (parking lot) or on top of it (parking lot with payment in summer). You can also settle yourself at the camping place, if you decide to stay a while (it's worth it).
Take off late, you'll see soon that this will give you better control while riding. Pick any sandbank you like, there are plenty of them (hint: pick an empty one). The breaks are the same on every single one, except on some days where the rip form a bank that makes the water shallow (50 cm). If you get one of those rare days, you'll feel like riding Pipeline.
small days: on those days it's an easy takeoff followed by a calm ride. the wave may send you some whitewater-sections but you can ride around or even through them.
bigger days: the takeoff can get tricky, especially when it barrels the wave is not too easy. faster ride, more fun.
big days: this is where the magic happens: stormy weather which creates a stunning atmosphere around the place, strong East/Northeast Winds that make the wave throw barrels which could swallow an SUV. Hard takeoff, extreme fast and merciless ride. I've seen it every summer for 15 years and it never disappointed me. And in Winter, it's even more outrageous.
Definitely one of the best sandbank areas in Europe, considering the break (similar to Hossegor).
Works best with Southwest Swell+Northeast Wind, but it also breaks on any other constellation (that's why you always got some surf, even if it's not that good)
I recommend you to take your time with this wave, and you'll always remember your stay as a worthwhile thing.
By Anonymous , 07-04-2007
family pleasure - nice atmosfear, never crowded, so always good for beginners, nice surf school there.enjoy this jewel, perfect for nature and forest lovers.
By David , 16-08-2005
- The waves are good and often mixed one day small Funwaves and the other day biggerwaves. Its cool an diversified.There's cool Surfschool on the dune called "Cap surf school" were everything is very relaxed and the priceses are good. It'S very personal there.
By Sandy , 10-06-2005
Check the sandbar - Like any other spot in the area conditions depends on the sandbars. Sometimes it can be great, but it can be crappy one month later. So, just check and you may find gold.
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