Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Bordeaux/M├â┬ęrignac
Next Town
Parentis
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Currents
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

High tide during September and October which can be dangerous for beginners. Quite big and real waves easily up to 3-5m. Wave direction is difficult to assess as it depends of the tide and depression direction. On high tide shore break and stronger currents.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
June, July, August

This spot is on the Atlantic coast so you have kilometers of free beaches which make the launching and landing very safe. The only thing you get to be careful with are the private for swimmers which are delimited with flag and rescue man.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

During the summer from June to August you have beautiful weather with temperature between 22-35 ┬░C. September to October is still ok with affordable temperature while you need a good wetsuits in December to March period. April to May is the spring season which can be very surprising in term of temperatures.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
SW, NW
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

During summer (June to August) you usually have a nice thermic wind (10-20knots) which starts to blow from begining of the afternoon (with the tide) up to the end of the afternoon. Direction is usually West-Northwest in the afternoon while it's East in the morning. September to October is the blowing season with depression bringing strong wind up to 35-40 knots. Just check the weather forecast and you'll get a fair picture. Direction is usually West-South-South West.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

From Bordeaux drive southwest to Biscarosse. When you arrive to Biscarosse follow "Plages" (beach) and try to park you car in the north of the town. You'll have to walk in the sand and dune for about 20min before getting to this fantastic beach.

Extra information

Rules
No information

The first thing to do when you arrive is to go directly to the rescue house where you'll see the color of the flag which indicates if the water is dangerous or not and some informations about the tide, weather expected etc... Be careful especially in the summer when it's crowded with people.

Nightlife

No information