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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 France

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France has some of the best beach breaks in the world and a lot of various spots (reef, rivermouth,etc..). The nightlife is pretty hot and the wine destroies your legs for the morning session. you just can't say you surf if you don't pass on summer in France in your life.
Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain
Geographic coordinates: 46 00 N, 2 00 E
Coastline: 3,427 km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches
Currency: euro (EUR)

Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Geographic coordinates: 46° 0' N, 2° 0' E
Coastline km: 3,427 Km km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Elevation: lowest point: Rhone River delta -2 m highest point: Mont Blanc 4,807 m
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean
Currency: Euro
Population: 60,424,213 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Capital: Paris
Divisions: 22 regions (regions, singular - region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes note: metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including the "territorial collectivity" of Corse or Corsica) and is subdivided into 96 departments; see separate entries for the overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) and the overseas territorial collectivities (Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

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Zones

Zones (10) Surf Spots Sub zones
Normandy 51 0
Brittanny North 51 0
Brittany South 49 0
Vendee 25 0
Charente Maritime 24 0
Gironde 34 0
Landes 28 0
Basque Country 32 0
Mediterranean 65 0
Corsica 22 0

 Last surf sessions

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Anglet - Les Sables d'Or
By vprat
Apr 16, 2016
mouais... - mou
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Vieux Boucau (north beach)
By yann
Apr 15, 2016
Sunset session - Session with the kids. I went to the northern peak but it was not better than the front low tide peak. Netherless, I found powerful small waves (11s period).  Good turn. I need to pivote more with my shoulder and to watch the lip I want t
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Vieux Boucau (north beach)
By yann
Apr 15, 2016
Small fun waves - Good waves at low tide... I was comfortable with my board.
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Vieux Boucau (north beach)
By yann
Apr 14, 2016
Good surprise - After surfing with my children, I have tried my wife's new board, a minimal 7'3" ST Comp designed by phil grace. And it was a (good shock). Waves were hollow and fast : the board was perfect, fast, easy to turn ! I got a lot of fun and
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Vieux Boucau (north beach)
By yann
Apr 14, 2016
small and rideable - Good waves at low tide. good turns... Sometimes, lack of power
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 Last surf trips

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Voyage : Normandie
De SaescH
Du 30 oct. 2015 au 31 oct. 2015

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Voyage : Anglet, France - 40th Anniversary
De herwig
Du 19 juin 2014 au 2 juil. 2014
In 1974 at the age of 20 four fullgrown landlubbers drove down to s/w France on a VW Bug with 34HP. It took us two days to make the 1500kms from Germany to the Basque County. This trip changed my life completely!  So, 40 ye
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Voyage : annual week in brittany
De Pisco23
Du 3 juil. 2011 au 8 juil. 2011
staying with friends, sun, rain tarrot and some surfing
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Voyage : Carcans 2010
De Pepito
Du 11 juin 2010 au 11 sept. 2010

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Voyage : Advancing
De Mathrim
Du 9 juil. 2010 au 16 juil. 2010

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By valtherat , 06-07-2013

Places to stay - Can anyone recommend a good and cheap place to stay along south coast of france...Arcachon to Biarritz ...know it's a long stretch but planning to spend a couple of weeks along this coast. Tx

By Ruben00 , 05-04-2013

Hossegor info - Hi there, I'm looking for information about Hossegor spot and quality of waves.. I sign in a contest by Jeep but I don't know anything about Hossegor..there will be pro surfer with me and if they choose me I want to be able to surf well.
Can someone help me?

By ocean gypsy surf , 25-07-2011

Surfboard hire nr Hossegor - Hi
if you need to hire a performance surfboard from Biarritz to Hossegor check out
www.oceangypsysurf.com

We're just waiting for the on-shore winds to let up!!

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