Winter in Europe is a special time. Those swells rifle in from across the Atlantic, slamming the Bay of Biscay and lighting up a select few spots across that humongous west-facing coastline. And Hossegor, arguably, gets it better than just about anyone. World class waves, in a a world class setup, with a world class surfer in Joan Duru. Here's one from just the other day.
Want to know the conditions? Here's our swell chart from February 6, when this was shot. As you can see, a huge system tore into Ireland, with the swell fetch reaching western Europe. For more, keep an eye on the forecast, HERE. All shots below from Rip it Up, taken at Hossegor's premier keg, La Graviere.