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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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 Le Penon

France, Landes

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 43° 42.625' N
Longitude: 1° 26.289' W

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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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

A buzzing holiday town in summer, it quickly descends into an eerie but peaceful ghost town in autumn and winter.

English (Translate this text in English): A buzzing holiday town in summer, it quickly descends into an eerie but peaceful ghost town in autumn and winter.

English (Translate this text in English): A buzzing holiday town in summer, it quickly descends into an eerie but peaceful ghost town in autumn and winter.

English (Translate this text in English): A buzzing holiday town in summer, it quickly descends into an eerie but peaceful ghost town in autumn and winter.

General

...cool!

English (Translate this text in English): ...cool!

English (Translate this text in English): ...cool!

English (Translate this text in English): ...cool!

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 Last surf sessions

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yann avatar
Le Penon
De yann
Nov 29, 2010
MOuais - I have taken a holiday, expecting 1.20 m waves. BUT this morning, it was only...50cm ! So I decided to go to seignosse where the waves were bigger. I got 1m sometimes puncy but far from pefect. I remember 2 waves: one good left with a big aeri
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vprat avatar
Le Penon
De vprat
Set 13, 2009
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yann avatar
Le Penon
De yann
Jul 22, 2009
Yes ! - The swell was just rising. I had to work around with Gaby and came early before the meeting. We found beautiful waves: not big but fun small ones.  Gaby in action
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simon avatar
Le Penon
De simon
Ago 19, 2008
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Le Penon
De simon
Ago 19, 2008
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vprat avatar
Viagem: Vacances 2009
De vprat
Do Set 12, 2009 ao Set 20, 2009
1 semaine entre Hossegor et Cenitz. 50% flat, 40 % bien et 10 % très bien.
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titou avatar
Viagem: Seignosse été 2006
De titou
Do Jul 25, 2006 ao Jul 30, 2006

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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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