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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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 Mascaret St Pardon

France, Gironde

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 44° 54.731' N
Longitude: 0° 18.967' W

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 Access

Look at the Regional Map, the spot is indicated on the right of the map.From Bordeaux, take the exit nb 26 to Libourne. After around 20 Km, take the exit nb 7 and go to the North to the village of Saint Pardon. Park your car and go in the water at the harbour. The river is "La Dordogne".

English (Translate this text in English): Look at the Regional Map, the spot is indicated on the right of the map.From Bordeaux, take the exit nb 26 to Libourne. After around 20 Km, take the exit nb 7 and go to the North to the village of Saint Pardon. Park your car and go in the water at the harbour. The river is "La Dordogne".

English (Translate this text in English): Look at the Regional Map, the spot is indicated on the right of the map.From Bordeaux, take the exit nb 26 to Libourne. After around 20 Km, take the exit nb 7 and go to the North to the village of Saint Pardon. Park your car and go in the water at the harbour. The river is "La Dordogne".

English (Translate this text in English): Look at the Regional Map, the spot is indicated on the right of the map.From Bordeaux, take the exit nb 26 to Libourne. After around 20 Km, take the exit nb 7 and go to the North to the village of Saint Pardon. Park your car and go in the water at the harbour. The river is "La Dordogne".

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceBeginners wave

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthExceptional (>500m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdUltra crowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Pollution

 Additional Information

It's a tidal bore called "Mascaret" which can be 2 km long !!! try it! It's work at each big tide (coefficient more than 95). it's better if it hasn't rain for a long time because the river is lower. So the best season is during September. You must know precisely the time of the change of the tide. Take your biggest board: you'll have no chance with a shortboard. Specialists have built very long board (3,5 to 5,5 m!). Go in the water around 30mn before this time. You have to paddle towards a big red buoy on your left (distance 1,2 km). Sometimes the Mascaret comes 10mn before or later. You will see the Mascaret coming in: it's very impressive. Be careful: you'll have only one wave. Don't miss it. If you miss it, don't worry, the current will get you back to the harbour. Good luck and have fun.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a tidal bore called "Mascaret" which can be 2 km long !!! try it! It's work at each big tide (coefficient more than 95). it's better if it hasn't rain for a long time because the river is lower. So the best season is during September. You must know precisely the time of the change of the tide. Take your biggest board: you'll have no chance with a shortboard. Specialists have built very long board (3,5 to 5,5 m!). Go in the water around 30mn before this time. You have to paddle towards a big red buoy on your left (distance 1,2 km). Sometimes the Mascaret comes 10mn before or later. You will see the Mascaret coming in: it's very impressive. Be careful: you'll have only one wave. Don't miss it. If you miss it, don't worry, the current will get you back to the harbour. Good luck and have fun.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a tidal bore called "Mascaret" which can be 2 km long !!! try it! It's work at each big tide (coefficient more than 95). it's better if it hasn't rain for a long time because the river is lower. So the best season is during September. You must know precisely the time of the change of the tide. Take your biggest board: you'll have no chance with a shortboard. Specialists have built very long board (3,5 to 5,5 m!). Go in the water around 30mn before this time. You have to paddle towards a big red buoy on your left (distance 1,2 km). Sometimes the Mascaret comes 10mn before or later. You will see the Mascaret coming in: it's very impressive. Be careful: you'll have only one wave. Don't miss it. If you miss it, don't worry, the current will get you back to the harbour. Good luck and have fun.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a tidal bore called "Mascaret" which can be 2 km long !!! try it! It's work at each big tide (coefficient more than 95). it's better if it hasn't rain for a long time because the river is lower. So the best season is during September. You must know precisely the time of the change of the tide. Take your biggest board: you'll have no chance with a shortboard. Specialists have built very long board (3,5 to 5,5 m!). Go in the water around 30mn before this time. You have to paddle towards a big red buoy on your left (distance 1,2 km). Sometimes the Mascaret comes 10mn before or later. You will see the Mascaret coming in: it's very impressive. Be careful: you'll have only one wave. Don't miss it. If you miss it, don't worry, the current will get you back to the harbour. Good luck and have fun.

Atmosphere

It's crowded: kayack, longboard. But the atmosphere is very relax: it's like a big party. Comes with friends.

English (Translate this text in English): It's crowded: kayack, longboard. But the atmosphere is very relax: it's like a big party. Comes with friends.

English (Translate this text in English): It's crowded: kayack, longboard. But the atmosphere is very relax: it's like a big party. Comes with friends.

English (Translate this text in English): It's crowded: kayack, longboard. But the atmosphere is very relax: it's like a big party. Comes with friends.

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yann avatar
Mascaret St Pardon
Por yann
1 sep 2011
One kilometer - Haaa, still with Mitch and Olivier : we tried the Mascaret after an incredible storm.We stay on the left side but it was a mistake as the good start was at the opposite border. Nethermind, I catched the wave and YES surfed it for one kilometer. So
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By Anonymous , 07-12-2005

Worst Photo Ever - That "surf photo" --photo 1, is the perhaps the worst photo I've ever seen. It represents everything I fear about surfing.

By THE JUDGE , 09-08-2004

- on prend les memes et on recommence, sur la derniere serie en cumulant toutes les figures libres de nos amis kayakistes, une dizaine de surfers se sont fait degommés la plupart du temps par des gignols en kayak double genre rotomod: pas cool!a ma connaissance on a jamais vu un surfer faire tomber un kayak: chercher l'erreur!!

By Xavier , 01-08-2004

Poor judge - Sad, really sad!This wave is obviously made to be shared.And a lot of surfers are suckers... Don't piss on kayakers, they don't deserve it.And actually, even if it's small and sloppy it's a really good experience. Just imagine riding the same wave for such a long time!!! It's a good feeling and every surfer should try it a least once.

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