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

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

This spot is a lake which is perfect for beginner and advanced riders. It's shallow water on the first 400m and then deep. The water is quite flat on the edge of the lake and you can get small waves (

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
June, July, August

The sandy beach is little, but good to set up your kite as it's usually protected from the wind by trees.

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 shorts in summer.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
W, WNW, NW
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-October: wind is strongly blowing (up to 30-40 knots) when depressions are coming. Best wind direction is West to Northwest.



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. Just before you arrive to Sanguinet, you'll pass a roundabout and will see `Sanguinet` village name 200m afterwards. Go straight for about 800 meters and turn on your right (direction camping Dassaux), take the first road on the left and you will see the edge of the lake on your left. Go straight away until the end of the road and you will enter a brown sand road which drives you to a camping. At the camping, take the road on the left to the lake direction and you will arrive on the spot 300m later.

Extra information

Rules
No information

This spot is not recommended for beginners during high summer (July to August) as it's crowded of people swimming in the water and quite dangerous for kiters not being able to handle their kite properly. When you arrive to the beach, the best is to start few meters ahead on your right where you will find a small but empty beach. Please keep in mind that the beach is very tiny. It's no beginner spot. In case of a problem, you are flying into the trees!

Nightlife

No information