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Latitude: 43° 42.625' N
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A beautiful beach stretching for miles in either direction. The waves here are fun and powerful although a crazily strong rip can marr the experience. There are some classy locals here but given respect they are more than happy to surf alongside you.
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
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest
Good wind directionWest, East
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 movement
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Park the car in the car-park behind the dunes next to the road. Walk over the dunes and you are there. To the south there is a big collapsed jetty which shapes lefts breaking off it. There is also a small wooden jetty that sometimes creates worthwhile sandbars.
A buzzing holiday town in summer, it quickly descends into an eerie but peaceful ghost town in autumn and winter.
By Anonymous , 07-04-2009
David. - Quelques rares sessions épiques volées à la meute quand surfreport et windguru se trompent, sinon le skatepark est plus zen....
By A sad surfer.... , 25-10-2006
NOT A ZEN SPOT !!!!!! - I don't surf here for a long time (only 14 years),but I love this spot because It's the first spot where I surfed, but now I'm trying to surf here only when it's too onshore(very often)and bad(often)or big (not often enought) because it isn't the best spot, but as soon as there'is a ridiculus peak , there are 30-40 surfers all the time. The level is bad, but they are dangerous, snake a lot, it's agressive and ridiculus. When there is a very good peak (rarely) or only offshore, there is the "Hossegor surf jet set", pros, fotograph... SO ultra crowded and for you one wave for hours and perhaps not alone on it !!!But the new locals are the worst!!! They are pretentious, agressive, especially when the waves are small... Where are they when the surf is heavy ????? With 6-8 ft power, or strong current, they stay on the beach...Surf school, surf business, webcam, surf report, mobile phone, RMI and SMIC ( unemplyoment allowance in france),THANKS YOU VERY MUCH !!!SO if you want to surf relax don't surf here !!!! Or don't be stupid, when there are 10-15 surfers on a peak,don't go to surf with 4 or 5 freinds (especially if you surf with a longboard ), walk and go and see somewhere else. Peace and love, keep humble, good waves.
By Kitzbühel-tirol-austria , 07-09-2005
Hossegor, Le Penon, Seignosse - Hello from austria, i was in Hossegor this summer, at the time of the rip-curl-pro. perfect waves all day long, but hard to catch one in high-season(crowded), but if u keep triing also beginners have a lot of fun(catched 20 waves a day) party in hossegor is good - rock food, blue chip. It`s not that expensive. very clean sandy beaches... H.
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