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Latitude: 49° 10.16' N
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Main peak is an A-Frame in front of La Mare lighthouse, but you can get punchy little peaks all they way down to Brocken's house on the right day. Lefts and rights come off the jetty, and the bit in front of the Whites' place to the north works earlier in the tide. Benny doesn't wear boots, and the Letherbarrows don't use shampoo or conditioner. Dan Arthur is undisputed head local. Ross allan is a ginger kook. jamie who?
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Greve d'Azette
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Fineprice was way better than waitrose or marks & sparks or whatever that new joint is. The floor in fine price was red and had bits of glitter in it. RIP fine price.
Pretty chilled SoCal kinda vibe, with the local boys sporting a bailiwick twist on the whole santa cruz scene. i.e. tarts galore, short fat wide boards, batman tails, and bucks out to the flats on every wave. aaron white doesn't grab on airs, and if he sticks a full rotaysh its cos it just happened. he's like clay.
the local crew have burned a lot of political capital to keep the peace with the local goby fishermen, and the bloodshed of the late 90's should remain in the annals of history if everyone can just be cool. if an old guy with a beard offers you a suckle on his pipe just do it man, you're not gonna die from a couple of puffs. surf or die. la mare wolf pack
rad. progressive. nu skool. dardi
By Green Island SuperBank , 08-10-2006
Pumping - What a weekend. 5ft Frday night & stormy, Saturday clean 3ft. Much better than Brelades.
By Leyton , 22-09-2006
surf last night - Last night surf was mad. there was 20 surfs out last night it gas good. just watch out for the under currant. looking forward totonights. will post somephotos up 2 night if the surf is any good.
By gotohellyouchavsurfers , 24-08-2006
townie surfers - this spot can be pretty sweet when st ouens and brelade are blown out. I had a blinding session down there last january when it was head high steep trying to get hollow. some waves dump on the steeper parts of the beach when the tide is big (which it needs to be) but you will be more concerned about the amount of idiot kids who drop in on each other thinking its fun, fine if they hit each other but when they start interfering wiht you waves is annoying. They have idea about wave right of way because they are all young fools who cant drive down to st ouen after school in the evenings to surf. beware of townie surfers...they are the worst.
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