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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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 Pontaillac

France, Charente maritime

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 45° 37.555' N
Longitude: 1° 3.189' W

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Go to Royan city and follow the coast, you will find it, Pontaillac is between Vaux sur mer / Royan

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Royan city and follow the coast, you will find it, Pontaillac is between Vaux sur mer / Royan

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Royan city and follow the coast, you will find it, Pontaillac is between Vaux sur mer / Royan

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Royan city and follow the coast, you will find it, Pontaillac is between Vaux sur mer / Royan

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 qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

Direction

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://not yet :o( 

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 Additional Information

cool spot , not much wind, protected, it run wot always but in winter with big ..it become very good and very easy to do one good cool surf ! :o)

English (Translate this text in English): cool spot , not much wind, protected, it run wot always but in winter with big ..it become very good and very easy to do one good cool surf ! :o)

English (Translate this text in English): cool spot , not much wind, protected, it run wot always but in winter with big ..it become very good and very easy to do one good cool surf ! :o)

English (Translate this text in English): cool spot , not much wind, protected, it run wot always but in winter with big ..it become very good and very easy to do one good cool surf ! :o)

Atmosphere

cool ambiance, maybe too much people ....young/old people ...

English (Translate this text in English): cool ambiance, maybe too much people ....young/old people ...

English (Translate this text in English): cool ambiance, maybe too much people ....young/old people ...

English (Translate this text in English): cool ambiance, maybe too much people ....young/old people ...

General

not too bad for Royan, in the estuaire of la Gironde, close to la coubre (20km) !

English (Translate this text in English): not too bad for Royan, in the estuaire of la Gironde, close to la coubre (20km) !

English (Translate this text in English): not too bad for Royan, in the estuaire of la Gironde, close to la coubre (20km) !

English (Translate this text in English): not too bad for Royan, in the estuaire of la Gironde, close to la coubre (20km) !

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By jo2vo , 25-01-2010

Playground - crowded when the surf conditions are OK. Many college students come and surf the aera. The beach is in center city, access is easy on a scooter with a board under his arm. Teens love this spot, easy, not far away, very accessible and surf potential. During school holidays or weekends it can become overcrowded. Lots of emulation

By Giuly , 02-09-2006

From a local - I just like going to Pontaillac, though it's always crowded, because it gives you the possibility to surf when you can't surf in the ocean because of the bad weather. And when it's dark, you can still be in the water : the lights of the city are there for you !!Et restez zen !

By sebastien.fouche@wanadoo.fr , 28-07-2005

condition in pontaillac - When there's swell >1,20mthis spot works -2hours before high tide until +1 hour after hight tide

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