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RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #1 on: January 15 2006 13:01:00 »
I am looking for the same advise if you have any reply's would you mind forwarding any information to me. I live in Cornwall my daughter is a surfer and I would like to have a go myself.
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #2 on: January 26 2006 04:01:00 »
hello, i live in south atlantic coast in france, i'm french, 43 .
i surf here between may and november...if you have a good level, go to bretain , la torche...or in south of france: biarritz, anglet, hossegor....if you are intermediate level, go to oléron island or landes coast or bordeaux coast.
in landes coast and bordeaux coast beware of current and big tides...even if you are good swimmer...every year people died here in the water...the current is very string sometimes, difficult to come back without board...the name of those local current is "baïne"...just near the shore...
if you go to mediteranean coast, i suggest you corsica ...secret spot here...
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #3 on: January 26 2006 15:01:00 »
Non l'île d'Oleron n'est pas un spot pour débutant , les Basques et les bretons ont aussi des vagues pourris. Oleron island is not a place for beginner, everywhere there is good, bad easy, difficult wave even in pais vasco and bretagne too
le prochain qui dit que la côte sauvage c'est pour les débutants je l'emméne testé par deux mètres on verra ... si c'est une vague a débutant non mais sans blagues allez tous surfé dans les landes pays basc et bretagn et laisser La charente maritime à elle même
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #5 on: April 30 2006 13:04:00 »
THis is a really funny running conversation. I am a 59 year old bodysurfer from Hawaii in Hawaii, impressed by this 56 year old dude who wants to start surfing---and hasnt stood up on the damned thing yet! and my bit in info to toss in is YES there are waves in the Mediterranean, first reported by Homer in the Oddyssey, 846 BC., if I recall. Best seller for a while. Anyway, I TOO experienced huge waves that almost tossed our cruise ship u p on shore when I rode w little 100 passenger vessel in the 1960's to Mykonos, Delos, Santorine, etc. Maybe South gets summer swell. Hang Ten!
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #6 on: May 09 2006 08:05:00 »
Hey, ease up Señorito Aggro! You'll be old too someday.
Maybe you should take up tae-bo or bull fighting.
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #7 on: May 24 2006 20:05:00 »
Hello Im Australian, just want to get some advice on where I can find cheap accomadation close to some good local breaks in Biarritz. Ive heard that the area is predominately beach breaks, dunno ? Doing a quick 3 day stint and would love to get onto some good waves. Anyone who can help me out drop us a line. Thanks Vid.
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #8 on: May 26 2006 05:05:00 »
old timers surfing good on you!
basically the med is small and has a tiny fetch, sort of like trying to surf in a big lake. but that does not mean that you wont get any waves, but in the middle of the summer you will be very lucky to get anything more than wind chop. but good luck dude
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #9 on: May 28 2006 18:05:00 »
l was always into water sports - fooled around on a board now and then but spent a month in Hawaii last year and got down to it -lessons and all - I'm not great but have fun. I, too will be going to the south coast of Brittany this summer.....how was it? any other aging surfers (any older women?)