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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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 Etretat

France, Normandy

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 49° 42.511' N
Longitude: 0° 12.092' E

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Go to the Etretat beach simply ...

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Etretat beach simply ...

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Etretat beach simply ...

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Etretat beach simply ...

DistanceIn the city

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

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks

PowerFast, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

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 movementFalling tide

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Week crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

It's difficult to park your car! The wave doesn't work often. It's better during autumn and winter. Be careful: the water may be cold.

English (Translate this text in English): It's difficult to park your car! The wave doesn't work often. It's better during autumn and winter. Be careful: the water may be cold.

English (Translate this text in English): It's difficult to park your car! The wave doesn't work often. It's better during autumn and winter. Be careful: the water may be cold.

English (Translate this text in English): It's difficult to park your car! The wave doesn't work often. It's better during autumn and winter. Be careful: the water may be cold.

Atmosphere

locals coul be really agressive ! don't be impress by trash talking...

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English (Translate this text in English): locals coul be really agressive ! don't be impress by trash talking...

English (Translate this text in English): locals coul be really agressive ! don't be impress by trash talking...

General

It's one of the most beautiful landscape in France. This spot is often
seen in french surf magazines.

English (Translate this text in English): It's one of the most beautiful landscape in France. This spot is often<br />seen in french surf magazines.

English (Translate this text in English): It's one of the most beautiful landscape in France. This spot is often&lt;br &#47;&gt;seen in french surf magazines.

English (Translate this text in English): It's one of the most beautiful landscape in France. This spot is often&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;seen in french surf magazines.

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By Anonymous , 02-06-2013

- Does anybody know where are surfboard rent there?

By daniel br , 09-08-2010

October surf - Hey - Does anyone know how Etretat is during mid october?
I have read that i should be good in the autumm - but do any of you guys know more?

I'm from Denmark, and apperently the nearest GOOD spot is a 12 hour drive... ETRETAT.

Thanks!

Daniel

By Anonymous , 11-05-2007

Etretat on sunday - Hello, Me and a couple of friends are gonna go to Etretat this Sunday, because we think it will be good ( small but good). Does Etretat only work on low tide, or also with mid tide?Greets Swimfinn

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