About Le Santocha

The most regularly surfed wave in Capbreton, complete with 30yr old surf club. Picks up swells that close-out the open beaches and forms up nice, fat peaks. Good drops followed by slopey walls and close-out inside section. A righthander tends to form along the groyne and it gets much hollower the further south you drift towards the blockhaus. Rips are often strong and paddle-outs can be long - many choose to sneak out at Le Prevent and paddle around the groyne.

Plenty of beginners from the Capbreton surf schools on smaller days and plenty of rippers. Regular contest site from local to King of the Groms. Consistent and crowded year-round with little parking on Impasse de la Savanne. The local boulangerie/patisserie is famed for post surf pastries.


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Stormrider Guide for Le Santocha
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right off a Pier, Groyne or Jetty Right off a Pier, Groyne or Jetty
  • Sand Sand
  • W - N W - N
  • Easterly Easterly
  • 12 2 Swell Range 2 - 12ft

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