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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Sainte Barbe

France, Basque Country

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 43° 23.95' N
Longitude: 1° 40.02' W

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The spot is along the north jetty of the bay of "Saint Jean de Luz".

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is along the north jetty of the bay of "Saint Jean de Luz".

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is along the north jetty of the bay of "Saint Jean de Luz".

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is along the north jetty of the bay of "Saint Jean de Luz".

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name la plaque

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

The take off is hollow and after it's a cool wave good for big cut backs. Come here when other spots are closing out.

English (Translate this text in English): The take off is hollow and after it's a cool wave good for big cut backs. Come here when other spots are closing out.

English (Translate this text in English): The take off is hollow and after it's a cool wave good for big cut backs. Come here when other spots are closing out.

English (Translate this text in English): The take off is hollow and after it's a cool wave good for big cut backs. Come here when other spots are closing out.

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 Last surf sessions

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kiriko avatar
Sainte Barbe Inside
Por kiriko
3 abr 2010
morenaza en el agua -
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simon avatar
Sainte Barbe
Por simon
8 nov 2008
-
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skan avatar
Sainte Barbe Inside
Por skan
27 oct 2006
-
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Viaje: Paesi Baschi (ES)-(F)
Por skan
De 25 sep 2006 a 1 oct 2006
Primo viaggio e prima esperienza di Surf
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By anonymous , 06-10-2004

check it on a huge day - I've been there in semptember this year and it was reallyhuge... up to 3m waves and higher!

By ale , 03-09-2004

experienced surfers?!?! - I wouldn't say that's an experienced surfers spot. Instead, it's good for beginners because waves aren't hollow, neither fast.

By Denis , 25-12-2003

I love this wave... - That's right...Despite it's mellowness,the take off zone can be treacherous when it's firing.I broke a board when air-dropping a nasty set wave a few years back...I remember paddling for ages with the pieces of foam,then grabbing another board and returning for a few more... ;-)

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