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 France

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France has some of the best beach breaks in the world and a lot of various spots (reef, rivermouth,etc..). The nightlife is pretty hot and the wine destroies your legs for the morning session. you just can't say you surf if you don't pass on summer in France in your life.
Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain
Geographic coordinates: 46 00 N, 2 00 E
Coastline: 3,427 km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches
Currency: euro (EUR)

Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Geographic coordinates: 46° 0' N, 2° 0' E
Coastline km: 3,427 Km km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Elevation: lowest point: Rhone River delta -2 m highest point: Mont Blanc 4,807 m
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean
Currency: Euro
Population: 60,424,213 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Capital: Paris
Divisions: 22 regions (regions, singular - region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes note: metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including the "territorial collectivity" of Corse or Corsica) and is subdivided into 96 departments; see separate entries for the overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) and the overseas territorial collectivities (Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

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Zones

Zones (10) Surf Spots Sub zones
Normandy 54 0
Brittanny North 52 0
Brittany South 53 0
Vendee 26 0
Charente Maritime 26 0
Gironde 36 0
Landes 28 0
Basque Country 33 0
Mediterranean 67 0
Corsica 22 0

 Last surf sessions

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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 23, 2019
Au roots avec Dédé, Julien et Jean Luc. - Session nulle, houle vraiment pas belle. Dommage. Bon feeling niveau technique.
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 21, 2019
Petite session au roots avec Cédric. - C'est vite devenu trop petit.
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 19, 2019
Session du matin avec la 7', 2 à l'eau ... - Pas calé mais quand même quelques vagues à prendre, feeling correct, session positive.
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 16, 2019
Au roots avec Dédé et Jean Luc. - Fin du descendant bien sympa avant qu'il y ait trop de monde. Déblocage pour les cut back frontside.
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 13, 2019
Ptite session au roots avec Dédé. - Petit mais sympa.
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 Last surf trips

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ignicarbo avatar
Viagem: miocomparesurftrip
De ignicarbo
Do Ago 6, 2018 ao Ago 31, 2018
MioCompareSurfTrip  partenza in furgone, da Siracusa(Sicili): NAve palermo genova, francia, spagna; 
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Viagem: mimizan 2016
De jeroenhonig
Do Set 19, 2016 ao Set 23, 2016

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Viagem: Normandie
De SaescH
Do Out 30, 2015 ao Out 31, 2015

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herwig avatar
Viagem: Anglet, France - 40th Anniversary
De herwig
Do Jun 19, 2014 ao Jul 2, 2014
In 1974 at the age of 20 four fullgrown landlubbers drove down to s/w France on a VW Bug with 34HP. It took us two days to make the 1500kms from Germany to the Basque County. This trip changed my life completely!  So, 40 ye
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Pisco23 avatar
Viagem: annual week in brittany
De Pisco23
Do Jul 3, 2011 ao Jul 8, 2011
staying with friends, sun, rain tarrot and some surfing
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By arnaudcormond , 19 Aug

- De très bons spots sur la côte Ouest, en particulier dans les Landes, en particulier tout au sud là où il y a de nombreuses fleurs sauvages et beaucoup de nature. A tester.
Fleurs France

By pascale77 , 2 Jul

beau pays - Il faut avouer qu'on a de beau spot en France. L'atlantique était frais, il faut quand même de bonne combi par contre. Pascale

By valtherat , 06-07-2013

Places to stay - Can anyone recommend a good and cheap place to stay along south coast of france...Arcachon to Biarritz ...know it's a long stretch but planning to spend a couple of weeks along this coast. Tx

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