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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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 Cap Blanc Nez

France, Normandy

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 50° 55.873' N
Longitude: 1° 42.914' E

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 Access

From the main city around, Calais, follow road D940 toward Boulogne. After the small city of Sangatte, check out a high tower with tourism signs indicating 'Cap Blanc Nez' and 'Beach'.
The high tower is a World War 1 memorial and the access to the beach is on the left (South) side of it. From atop the cliff you're 33 meters higher than sea level and this is a fabulous point of view !

English (Translate this text in English): From the main city around, Calais, follow road D940 toward Boulogne. After the small city of Sangatte, check out a high tower with tourism signs indicating 'Cap Blanc Nez' and 'Beach'.<br />The high tower is a World War 1 memorial and the access to the beach is on the left (South) side of it. From atop the cliff you're 33 meters higher than sea level and this is a fabulous point of view !

English (Translate this text in English): From the main city around, Calais, follow road D940 toward Boulogne. After the small city of Sangatte, check out a high tower with tourism signs indicating 'Cap Blanc Nez' and 'Beach'.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The high tower is a World War 1 memorial and the access to the beach is on the left (South) side of it. From atop the cliff you're 33 meters higher than sea level and this is a fabulous point of view !

English (Translate this text in English): From the main city around, Calais, follow road D940 toward Boulogne. After the small city of Sangatte, check out a high tower with tourism signs indicating 'Cap Blanc Nez' and 'Beach'.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The high tower is a World War 1 memorial and the access to the beach is on the left (South) side of it. From atop the cliff you're 33 meters higher than sea level and this is a fabulous point of view !

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Ordinary

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Access to this spot is easy but weather conditions to get some rideable waves are a bit more difficult...
Wait for big WINTER GALES to come around and send NORTH SWELL, then wait for the wind to calm down.
Surf is also possible with West swell but poorer and much less interesting.

English (Translate this text in English): Access to this spot is easy but weather conditions to get some rideable waves are a bit more difficult...<br />Wait for big WINTER GALES to come around and send NORTH SWELL, then wait for the wind to calm down.<br />Surf is also possible with West swell but poorer and much less interesting.

English (Translate this text in English): Access to this spot is easy but weather conditions to get some rideable waves are a bit more difficult...&lt;br &#47;&gt;Wait for big WINTER GALES to come around and send NORTH SWELL, then wait for the wind to calm down.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Surf is also possible with West swell but poorer and much less interesting.

English (Translate this text in English): Access to this spot is easy but weather conditions to get some rideable waves are a bit more difficult...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Wait for big WINTER GALES to come around and send NORTH SWELL, then wait for the wind to calm down.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Surf is also possible with West swell but poorer and much less interesting.

Atmosphere

Sand banks here are enormous : 100 to 200 meters long with HEAVY CURRENTS. Take care of yourself, if you surf here alone, make sure you're a good swimmer enough ! Waves usually break when the sea goes over those banks and if conditions are good, nice peeling 1.5 meter waves can be surfed.
Also, while surfing or walking :
STAY AWAY FROM THE CLIFF !
Those collapse frequently and you don't want to see what it makes to be buried under tons of rocks. Keep an eye on your family/friends and if you hear a big CRRRRRUNCH : run in the opposite direction !
(Yeah, and that's not a joke)

English (Translate this text in English): Sand banks here are enormous : 100 to 200 meters long with HEAVY CURRENTS. Take care of yourself, if you surf here alone, make sure you're a good swimmer enough ! Waves usually break when the sea goes over those banks and if conditions are good, nice peeling 1.5 meter waves can be surfed.<br />Also, while surfing or walking :<br />STAY AWAY FROM THE CLIFF !<br />Those collapse frequently and you don't want to see what it makes to be buried under tons of rocks. Keep an eye on your family/friends and if you hear a big CRRRRRUNCH : run in the opposite direction !<br />(Yeah, and that's not a joke)

English (Translate this text in English): Sand banks here are enormous : 100 to 200 meters long with HEAVY CURRENTS. Take care of yourself, if you surf here alone, make sure you're a good swimmer enough ! Waves usually break when the sea goes over those banks and if conditions are good, nice peeling 1.5 meter waves can be surfed.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Also, while surfing or walking :&lt;br &#47;&gt;STAY AWAY FROM THE CLIFF !&lt;br &#47;&gt;Those collapse frequently and you don't want to see what it makes to be buried under tons of rocks. Keep an eye on your family&#47;friends and if you hear a big CRRRRRUNCH : run in the opposite direction !&lt;br &#47;&gt;(Yeah, and that's not a joke)

English (Translate this text in English): Sand banks here are enormous : 100 to 200 meters long with HEAVY CURRENTS. Take care of yourself, if you surf here alone, make sure you're a good swimmer enough ! Waves usually break when the sea goes over those banks and if conditions are good, nice peeling 1.5 meter waves can be surfed.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Also, while surfing or walking :&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;STAY AWAY FROM THE CLIFF !&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Those collapse frequently and you don't want to see what it makes to be buried under tons of rocks. Keep an eye on your family&amp;#47;friends and if you hear a big CRRRRRUNCH : run in the opposite direction !&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;(Yeah, and that's not a joke)

General

Very impressive feeling to be on that nearly 20 kilometers beach followed by a single vertical cliff... surfing can be fun, too, paddling across those giant sand banks.
Chances are you'll be alone : water temperatures make it a real North surf experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Very impressive feeling to be on that nearly 20 kilometers beach followed by a single vertical cliff... surfing can be fun, too, paddling across those giant sand banks.<br />Chances are you'll be alone : water temperatures make it a real North surf experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Very impressive feeling to be on that nearly 20 kilometers beach followed by a single vertical cliff... surfing can be fun, too, paddling across those giant sand banks.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Chances are you'll be alone : water temperatures make it a real North surf experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Very impressive feeling to be on that nearly 20 kilometers beach followed by a single vertical cliff... surfing can be fun, too, paddling across those giant sand banks.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Chances are you'll be alone : water temperatures make it a real North surf experience.

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By anonymous , 14-05-2004

- no one out, and for a good reason!

By bblue , 11-09-2003

question - i'm planning to go surf at cap blanc nez next week. i'm staying at a hotel in calais. is there any public transport going there??

By s.beloeil@wanadoo.fr , 19-06-2003

yo - i do live in lille wich is pretty close & and i do morey basiquely in landes. i m very curious to try that spot, on top of that i get st cecil too times a month !!stephane

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