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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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 Carcans

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 45° 5' N
Longitude: 1° 11.542' W

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go to carcans plage (10 km north lacanau)

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English (Translate this text in English): go to carcans plage (10 km north lacanau)

English (Translate this text in English): go to carcans plage (10 km north lacanau)

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a good spot when lacanau is full. A good surf club too: Carcans Océan Surf Club.

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yann avatar
Carcans
De yann
15 févr. 2017
Better than the first look - The wind was strong, very strong. I hesitated to put myself in the water because the waves were distorted by this wind. But a long left swept quite long and steadily. I got into the water and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the surf. It
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Carcans
De yann
22 janv. 2017
Winter is coming - better than expected crowd good waves a left tube a fast right tube
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Carcans
De yann
22 janv. 2017
Long and powerful - The swell was bigger than yesterday and less beautiful. But we found a good sandbank. The right was long and ggod. My first wave was a looooong left but it was hard to paddle back.Good speed, sharp turns : a good session With tinok
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Carcans
De yann
29 déc. 2016
not so good - glassy but the swell was not perfect
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Carcans
De yann
30 nov. 2016
small, bad to good - I went with Zitoune and Nico. The swell dropped down during the night. There was only one meter and it was crowded. the beginning of the session was not so good bacause of the lack of frequency and the crowd. But after one haour, people went out an
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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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Voyage : Carcans 2009
De Pepito
Du 25 juin 2009 au 17 juil. 2009

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Voyage : Carcans 2008
De Pepito
Du 23 juin 2008 au 13 juil. 2008
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By Anonymous , 16-05-2008

Carcans waves - Hi
I've been in Carcans surfing (bodyboard) in summer. I'm afraid there are not very good waves (I have very low level and even not enough for me). Someone said in October is much better. I think is not a place for high level surfers -and only for surfing-, but a very good place for vacation, good food & wine, sun & wind... and some surfing (especially softboard & bodyboard).

By BubBle$ , 18-04-2007

On a good day! - Right so I have surfed Carcans Plage for the past 8 years of my life and in that time have experienced all types of conditions. It is a gamble as to whether or not your going to get your desired surf as I have first hand experienced waves too powerful to surf and the following day a completely flat sea. What I would say is when its good its fucking good, when it bad its fucking bad - I would say its 50/50.

By tocadisco@gmail.com , 30-07-2006

in august`? - Hey you all!I want to go south of France at finals of august. Is it recommendable and are there enough waves? I´m quite short on time and money so i don´t wanna go there and find myself with a f**king flat sea or poor baby waves. Please mail me about your experience or give me some other information.Thank you!

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