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Latitude: 46° 30.724' N
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Just outside the city of Sables d'Olonne.Drive to a part of the city called La Chaume(to the N).Then look for the Olonne woods.It's at the beginning of the woods.There's a camping(only open in season).You can take the bus to the spot.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Nudist colony (France only!)
I said it's a beachbreak but there's a little reefplateau that has the best peak but not really a long ride.The spot lies in a nature preserve-KEEP THE BEACH CLEAN!!
Rocks at low tide!
By Anonymous , 10-08-2009
Eddy - A very consistant spot but can get very windy in the afternoons especially. Best at low to mid tide as it creates a backwash after that.
You will often be here alone especially when the nearby campsite is closed. Worth a look if the bay at Sables is flat.
By Anonymous , 01-08-2006
- Best surfed on the sandbank at the car park end, as the tide begins to push, when the bank starts to flood the waves will fade and its time to move up the beach to the next set of rocks, as these start to disappear some decent waves are to be had. As high tide approaches it tends to start closing out. Some good locals use this beach.
By easy , 05-11-2005
one of my prefered places - a wild landscape and some very good waves from time to time, a good complement to other spots in the area... a often you are alone or at least the crowd in the water is just fine
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