Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Bordeaux, M├â┬ęrignac
Next Town
Arcachon, Biscarosse, Cazaux
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The water is quite flat on the edge of the lake and you can get small waves (<1m) in the middle of the lake during huge depression coming from the ocean. The water looks green/yellow. Shallow access.

Beach

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

Sandy beach, about 600m long and 70m wide.

Weather

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

You can easily kite anytime in Sanguinet with 2 main seasons: June to September: summer quite hot between 20-40┬░C during high summer. September to October: temperature is going down but wind is blowing up due to strong depression coming from the ocean. Complete wetsuit equipment in winter, shorty or nothing in summer.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

June to September: you have what we call `thermal`, local wind starting to blow usually in the afternoon (with tide) picking up between 3:30pm and 6pm. Direction is West/Northwest with wind average between 12-18 knots. 16-20m2 are the perfect size. September and October: wind is strongly blowing (up to 30-40 knots) when depressions are coming. Best wind direction are southerlies.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Sanguinet is in Southwest France. Bordeaux Merignac Airport A63 direction Arcachon. Then follow signs to Sanguinet. Cazaux is just about 9km northwest of Sanguinet, on the north tip of the lake.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

No information