Numerous travels between 1994 and 2004 - From the cold weather waves in the North over the Bretagne surf breaks to the azur stretched beaches of presqu'île d'Hyères, France offers the perfect way of life & surf. Get acquainted with mythical spots like la Torche, l' Almanarre, St-Marie-de-la-Mer where the European windsurf vibe still survives.
WINDSURFSPOTS TO REMEMBER
Wissant - Wimmereux - Bercq - Siouville - Crozon - Penmarch - Quiberon - Kerhillio - Ile de Noirmoutier - Le Bacarès - Port Leucate - Gruissan - Saintes- Marie-de-la-Mer - Le Duc - Hyères
Windsurf all year round in France as you can move from North and move 1200 Km down to the Mediterranean. Most windy periods are spring and fall.
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Pas-de-Calais in the North has Wimereux and Wissant as wav spots. Siouville in Normandy and la Torche in Bretange offer world-class wave conditions. Premium speed competition is to be found in Gruissan with winds howling above 40 knots.
FOOD & TRAVELLING
Food and drinks are everywhere. Open air camping is ok in remote rural places. Camping grounds or Air B'n B are better options near villages. Savor the French cuisine and the delicious croissants. Don't forget to end your surf session with some beers and a campfire.