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Latitude: 45° 30.965' N
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From Bordeaux, Take the direction of the "Medoc" and "Pointe de Grave". After, go to "Soulac".
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
This spot is very strange but produce maybe the hollower tubes of this area. It's works only on very big swell when lacanau is closing out. Come here only if the swell is bigger than 2.5 m. It's offshore even the wind is South or slightly SWS. Currents are very strong here: it's a dangerous spot. The water is polluted because of the Gironde.
It's mostly lefts waves. Tubes are better during the mid falling tide. "The Piscines" has a rocky bottom.
The spot doesn't work often. Come when it's big. The water is always colder than Lacanau(one or 2 C° less).
By Oliver Morin , 01-08-2007
Soulac - Sketch, fun, and unpredictable for the 4 days I was there. First two days had almost 2 meter waves but only able to paddle out in between high and low tide. second two days were chest high and easy/fun all day. it was the third day when i got pictures
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 09-11-2005
property - Could you please advise me on the price of property in Soulac
By bastien , 12-06-2005
soulac - I live in Soulac and i must say say that summer 2003 was really bad, we must have had only about two or three dasy with waves overhead, sorry for those of you who came in 2003. SUmmer 2004 was hower epic, huge swell aournd low tide gave way insane barrels, with waves easily between 1.5 meters and two meters, at high tide you have to paddle out and the waves aren't as hollow but much longer. i rellay reccomend this spot to any surfer stoping by in france,. you can then continue your trip down to lacanau adn end it with hossegor...
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