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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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 France

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France has some of the best beach breaks in the world and a lot of various spots (reef, rivermouth,etc..). The nightlife is pretty hot and the wine destroies your legs for the morning session. you just can't say you surf if you don't pass on summer in France in your life.
Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain
Geographic coordinates: 46 00 N, 2 00 E
Coastline: 3,427 km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches
Currency: euro (EUR)

Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Geographic coordinates: 46° 0' N, 2° 0' E
Coastline km: 3,427 Km km
Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral
Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Elevation: lowest point: Rhone River delta -2 m highest point: Mont Blanc 4,807 m
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean
Currency: Euro
Population: 60,424,213 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Capital: Paris
Divisions: 22 regions (regions, singular - region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes note: metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including the "territorial collectivity" of Corse or Corsica) and is subdivided into 96 departments; see separate entries for the overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) and the overseas territorial collectivities (Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

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Zones

Zones (10) Surf Spots Sub zones
Normandy 54 0
Brittanny North 52 0
Brittany South 53 0
Vendee 26 0
Charente Maritime 26 0
Gironde 36 0
Landes 28 0
Basque Country 33 0
Mediterranean 67 0
Corsica 22 0

 Last surf sessions

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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 16, 2019
Au roots avec Dédé et Jean Luc. - Fin du descendant bien sympa avant qu'il y ait trop de monde. Déblocage pour les cut back frontside.
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 13, 2019
Ptite session au roots avec Dédé. - Petit mais sympa.
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 11, 2019
Session solide avec Clément, Guillaume et son fils. - Un bon 2m, marée un peu trop basse mais ça passait. Ça décalait un peu et barre dure à passer.
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Aug 7, 2019
Roots / 6'6 / Plein haut avec Ruybi et Jean Luc. - Pas top, vagues sympa mais fatigué. Mauvais feeling. Il faut progresser sur la vitesse au take-off (diététique/physique)
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Bobby's
By alex.huort
Jul 31, 2019
Roots / 7' / Plein bas avec Steph et Jean Luc. - Court mais intense, super vagues avec un peu de taille au plein bas. Mais ça s'est vite dégradé sur le remontant.
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 Last surf trips

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Voyage : miocomparesurftrip
De ignicarbo
Du 6 août 2018 au 31 août 2018
MioCompareSurfTrip  partenza in furgone, da Siracusa(Sicili): NAve palermo genova, francia, spagna; 
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Voyage : mimizan 2016
De jeroenhonig
Du 19 sept. 2016 au 23 sept. 2016

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Voyage : Normandie
De SaescH
Du 30 oct. 2015 au 31 oct. 2015

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herwig avatar
Voyage : Anglet, France - 40th Anniversary
De herwig
Du 19 juin 2014 au 2 juil. 2014
In 1974 at the age of 20 four fullgrown landlubbers drove down to s/w France on a VW Bug with 34HP. It took us two days to make the 1500kms from Germany to the Basque County. This trip changed my life completely!  So, 40 ye
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Voyage : annual week in brittany
De Pisco23
Du 3 juil. 2011 au 8 juil. 2011
staying with friends, sun, rain tarrot and some surfing
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By pascale77 , 2 Jul

beau pays - Il faut avouer qu'on a de beau spot en France. L'atlantique était frais, il faut quand même de bonne combi par contre. Pascale

By valtherat , 06-07-2013

Places to stay - Can anyone recommend a good and cheap place to stay along south coast of france...Arcachon to Biarritz ...know it's a long stretch but planning to spend a couple of weeks along this coast. Tx

By Ruben00 , 05-04-2013

Hossegor info - Hi there, I'm looking for information about Hossegor spot and quality of waves.. I sign in a contest by Jeep but I don't know anything about Hossegor..there will be pro surfer with me and if they choose me I want to be able to surf well.
Can someone help me?

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