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Latitude: 43° 31.591' N
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it's very easy: at the rivermouth of the
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name La Barre
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
The construction of the jetty has damaged this wave. Still some good lefts to surf when the swell is big. A lot of backwash at high tide. The water can be very polluted sometimes. This spot is well protected from north and south winds.
Great spot when the swell is around 2 meters .
This spot can be seen in the "Endless Summer" film.
By Root BO , 15-03-2006
True facts - i surfed there in 2003,04 and 05. and i had some great waves there.(lefts and rights!!!) the new jetty has destroyed the length of the ride but it offers protection from onshore wind (2 common in summer)It has to be at least 2 m on plage marinela to have 1.5 m waves on la bare. but when it is good it IS VERY VERY VERY crowded-up to 50 or more people, some of them can be unfriendly. it can also happen that they trouble you out of no reason but it is not that common. what you give is what you get back remember!!
By one sad bastard , 26-09-2003
Vive La Barre! - What a sin. La Barre was one of the preeminant surf spots in the sixties. Water was clean; perfect waves. Just goes to show you what "progress" can do.
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