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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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 Les Dunes

France, Vendee

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 46° 36.431' N
Longitude: 1° 51.325' W

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 Access

Between St Gilles and Les Sables d'OLonnes, the road is well indicated.
It's very touristic with a good parking for vans. You will find a camping next to the beach with little shops.

English (Translate this text in English): Between St Gilles and Les Sables d'OLonnes, the road is well indicated.<br />It's very touristic with a good parking for vans. You will find a camping next to the beach with little shops.

English (Translate this text in English): Between St Gilles and Les Sables d'OLonnes, the road is well indicated.&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's very touristic with a good parking for vans. You will find a camping next to the beach with little shops.

English (Translate this text in English): Between St Gilles and Les Sables d'OLonnes, the road is well indicated.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's very touristic with a good parking for vans. You will find a camping next to the beach with little shops.

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

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day length

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

One of the most wonderful spot in vendee. Not the best but the easier with 4-5 peaks simutanously along the beach (2km) moving with the tide. Very good spot to progress without localism. Caution: the spot doesn't accept on-shore wind! summer time: thermic wind from ocean begin at 11am. generally, water temperature is greater than the other place (+2/+3°).Cool spot if you want a cool day trip. Good access, soft wave. There is a special surf area on the beach so there is no problem with swimmer.
Take a meal, your surf and you will have a good day.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the most wonderful spot in vendee. Not the best but the easier with 4-5 peaks simutanously along the beach (2km) moving with the tide. Very good spot to progress without localism. Caution: the spot doesn't accept on-shore wind! summer time: thermic wind from ocean begin at 11am. generally, water temperature is greater than the other place (+2/+3°).Cool spot if you want a cool day trip. Good access, soft wave. There is a special surf area on the beach so there is no problem with swimmer.<br />Take a meal, your surf and you will have a good day.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the most wonderful spot in vendee. Not the best but the easier with 4-5 peaks simutanously along the beach (2km) moving with the tide. Very good spot to progress without localism. Caution: the spot doesn't accept on-shore wind! summer time: thermic wind from ocean begin at 11am. generally, water temperature is greater than the other place (+2&#47;+3°).Cool spot if you want a cool day trip. Good access, soft wave. There is a special surf area on the beach so there is no problem with swimmer.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Take a meal, your surf and you will have a good day.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the most wonderful spot in vendee. Not the best but the easier with 4-5 peaks simutanously along the beach (2km) moving with the tide. Very good spot to progress without localism. Caution: the spot doesn't accept on-shore wind! summer time: thermic wind from ocean begin at 11am. generally, water temperature is greater than the other place (+2&amp;#47;+3°).Cool spot if you want a cool day trip. Good access, soft wave. There is a special surf area on the beach so there is no problem with swimmer.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Take a meal, your surf and you will have a good day.

Atmosphere

Touristic in summer, but just before en after the season, that's great and sometime you are alone in water with goods waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Touristic in summer, but just before en after the season, that's great and sometime you are alone in water with goods waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Touristic in summer, but just before en after the season, that's great and sometime you are alone in water with goods waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Touristic in summer, but just before en after the season, that's great and sometime you are alone in water with goods waves.

General

It's the spot where I began surf, it's a sentimental spot for me.

English (Translate this text in English): It's the spot where I began surf, it's a sentimental spot for me.

English (Translate this text in English): It's the spot where I began surf, it's a sentimental spot for me.

English (Translate this text in English): It's the spot where I began surf, it's a sentimental spot for me.

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Les Dunes
De freedeuching
2 juin 2010
Les Dunes 1m50 parfait -
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De mutoz
14 juil. 2007
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7 juin 2007
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By Bourcereau , 03-02-2009

You can stop the boating project - Help us to save the Brétignolles coast
http://sosnormandeliere.blogspot.com/
http://www.non-au-port-a-bretignolles.com/

By mutoz , 30-01-2009

Spot en danger !!! - Attention !
le spot des dunes est en danger avec le projet de port de la mairie de Brétignolles; pour plus d'infos voir ici :

[url]http://www.bretignollessurmer.fr/port.html[/url]

puis là :

[url]http://www.non-au-port-a-bretignolles.com/[/url]

et signez la pétition sur le lien du 2eme site !!!

A moins que vous ayez envie de vous payer de bonnes otites et gastros comme nos chers voisins de St Gilles pendant les périodes de draguage...

By Anonymous , 09-08-2007

Some advice please - I am staying at Les Dunes campsite in late August and wanted to know how much it costs for surf lessons and board hire and if any place is recommended?

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