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Gironde Surfing

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The wide River Gironde divides the rocky coastline of northern France from the endless sands of Europe's longest beach to the south. Encompassing the départments of Gironde and Landes, the region of Aquitaine stretches in a straight line of sable from Pointe de Grave at the mouth of the Gironde to the long jetty at Boucau, flanking the mouth of the river Adour. This ?beach? is on an unrivalled scale, and while each coastal town has its own wave variation, these 230 sandy kilometres represent the best beachbreak barrels in Europe. Bordeaux surfers frequent the waves found at the end of irregular access roads through the pine forests including the consistent and earliest French pro contest venue of Lacanau. Long stretches of beach remain unridden as crowds stay close to the towns and car parks even in summer, when a 20min walk could be rewarded. South of the Basin d?Arcachon, the same applies down to Vieux-Boucau where crowds begin to increase along with the wave size.
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2 - 12°C
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5 - 13°C
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10 - 15°C
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10 - 18°C
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+ Empty peaks to find
+ Uncrowded off-season
+ Mascaret novelty
+ Crazy summer parties
+ Excellent wines and oysters
- Beachbreaks only
- Lack of epic spots
- Summer crowds
- Frequent onshores
- Cold water in winter
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Lacanau Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Soulac Star 1.5ft 10secs 283° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hourtin Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Carcans Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon L'Amelie Star 1.5ft 10secs 283° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon L'Horizon Star 2ft 10secs 294° 5mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon La Jenny Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon La Pointe 1ft 4secs 20° 5mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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SW - NW Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Crohot des Cavales Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Grand Crohot Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Gurp Star 1.5ft 10secs 283° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Pin Sec Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Porge Star 1.5ft 10secs 289° 4mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Truc Vert Star 2ft 10secs 294° 5mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Verdon 1ft 3secs 37° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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W - NW Westerly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Montalivet Star 1.5ft 10secs 283° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides