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Latitude: 44° 42.907' N
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From Bordeaux take the road that indicates "Cap-Ferret". It is an hour of driving from Bordeaux. Becarful, after "Lège Cap Ferret" check the road (on your right) towards "Le Truc Vert". This second road passes along the ocean. Drive until the camping of "Le Truc Vert". There is a large parking.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Very good sandbars here. The waves have plenty of power, works best on the low tide which hollows out. Be prepared for the extremely strong current that drags you from right to left, and on he bigger days the paddle out can be long. Mornings are normally always on with an offshore wind which is perfect, which gives sweet right handers from the main peak.
Locals are friendly except in summer. Nice locals, show respect and take the waves that come and don't drop in.
It's a very quiet place. Beach is crowded in day, campsite is a bit noisy at night.
By Rupeni , 27-08-2005
Report - Hey! I surfed there for 2 weeks during august. Such a great place ! There was a good session on the morning of 8/26 with off-shore wind.French locals are very nice and I like the atmosphere of this kind of beach.In the morning I surfed with French people. In the afternoon the place got full of strangers but most of them were beginners and as a result the "line-up" wasn't too crowded...Be careful with strong currents and amazing shorebreaks !
By Benoît , 23-03-2005
What a surprise !! - What a surprise to see the sand banks I'm surfing at since I am twelve !!!I ride there generally during the summer holidays but the best seasons are definitely spring and autumn. Less people, better waves. Unfortunately when the wave are bigger than 2 meters (6-7 ft), there is a loss of quality. But shorebreak sessions or offshore wind can offer you really significant satifactions. Especially if you are ready to wake up early or to walk a little along the beach and find a peak less crowded than the one in front of the camping. Just try the second beach access after the camping to a beach called "the pantoufle". Quiet place, beautiful place, chance to get nice waves. Just take into account the potentially strong currents. Enjoy the surf and then eat some oysters of the bay of Arcachon with a glass of white wine.
By Mar , 15-01-2004
Fun - Hi there, I'm not an experienced surfer, at all, but I took my first waves on this spot, so I'm a big fan... From september on, it's not too crwoded, but it can get pretty full on weekends and even more during the summer... And if you don't like to see naked people, just stay away... I don't think I have ever seen more naked people than overthere :-) !!! Cheers
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