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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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Location: Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Geographic coordinates: 47° 0' N, 8° 0' E
Coastline km: 0 km (landlocked) km
Climate: temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers
Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes
Elevation: lowest point: Lake Maggiore 195 m highest point: Dufourspitze 4,634 m
Natural hazards: avalanches, landslides, flash floods
Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)
Population: 7,523,934 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census) note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages
Capital: Bern
Divisions: 26 cantons (cantons, singular - canton in French; cantoni, singular - cantone in Italian; kantone, singular - kanton in German); Aargau, Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden, Appenzell Inner-Rhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneve, Glarus, Graubunden, Jura, Luzern, Neuchatel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug, Zurich

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
AlterSteinbeisser 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Baby Plage 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Bellerive 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Delta left 5 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Embouch point 3 / -
Left Reef-artificial All surfers
La tène 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Lausanne Vidy - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Le bouveret Plage 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break
River reuss 14 / -
Right Reef-artificial All surfers
Scherzligschleuse - / -
Right Reef-artificial Experienced surfers


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River reuss
Por riversurf
30 jun 2010
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Embouch point
Por Pisco23
7 jul 2008
evening paddle - Took my board down to the lake - actually not at this exact 'spot' but about 5km further up.  Found an nice isolated place and paddelled out.  I swam in the lake several days before and it was OK temperature - but now after a coup

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By LandlockedSwiss , 05-04-2013

Switzerland - Landlocked country with a few big lakes, but of course not many spots. We the Swiss need to travel to enjoy our passion


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