Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Bordeaux, M├â┬ęrignac
Next Town
Bordeaux
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Bridge
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.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
No information

This spot is on the Atlantic coast so you have kilometers of free beaches which make the launching and landing very safe. Very few swimmers here with easily 400-500m of free beach for safe landing.

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 acceptable temperatures 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-Southwest.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

La Salie is not a city but more a place so it's really difficult to know if you are there or not. What you need to do is to follow the road which is between Biscarosse and Arcachon/Le Pyla. This road is straight forward and when you're at half between Biscarosse and Arcachon you'll see some parking spaces on the beach side. Just park your car there and walk for about 30-40m through dune/sand and you'll arrive on the beach. You'll see a long bridge going on the water. Go on the bridge left side as tide will probably go North-South.

Extra information

Rules
No information

No rescue service so you need to be very careful. Never kite alone in this area as probably nobody will be able to help you.

Nightlife

No information