Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Bordeaux, Merignac
Next Town
Bordeaux
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Toilet, 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.

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. Watch out for swimmers which are delimited with flag and rescue man.

Weather

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

Wind

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

During summer (June to August) you usually have a nice thermic wind (10-20knots) which starts to blow from beginning 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

From Bordeaux take D6 west to Lacanau and Lacanau-Ocean.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Nightlife

No information