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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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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)

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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 trips

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ignicarbo avatar
Voyage : miocomparesurftrip
De ignicarbo
Du 6 Aug 2018 au 31 Aug 2018
MioCompareSurfTrip  partenza in furgone, da Siracusa(Sicili): NAve palermo genova, francia, spagna; 

Voyage : mimizan 2016
De jeroenhonig
Du 19 Sep 2016 au 23 Sep 2016


Voyage : Normandie
De SaescH
Du 30 Oct 2015 au 31 Oct 2015

herwig avatar
Voyage : Anglet, France - 40th Anniversary
De herwig
Du 19 Jun 2014 au 2 Jul 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
Pisco23 avatar
Voyage : annual week in brittany
De Pisco23
Du 3 Jul 2011 au 8 Jul 2011
staying with friends, sun, rain tarrot and some surfing


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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

By Ruben00 , 05-04-2013

Hossegor info - Hi there, I'm looking for information about Hossegor spot and quality of waves.. I sign in a contest by Jeep but I don't know anything about Hossegor..there will be pro surfer with me and if they choose me I want to be able to surf well.
Can someone help me?

By ocean gypsy surf , 25-07-2011

Surfboard hire nr Hossegor - Hi
if you need to hire a performance surfboard from Biarritz to Hossegor check out

We're just waiting for the on-shore winds to let up!!

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