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When to surf


Spring is an excellent period for a surftrip to the Landes. Days are getting longer and warmer and the waves just keep rolling in with an almost mechanical perfection.


The summertime has small to medium sized waves on offer. Perfect for beginners, but challenging enough for the more experienced surfers. No matter the swell height, the waves keep their perfect shape due to the dominant offshore winds, especially in the morning and the evening.


Rock 'n roll: autumn is prime surf season in the Landes! A constant offshore breeze, decent sized swells and pleasant temperatures in and out of the water. Don’t forget to bring your gun!!


During the winter the waves can reach giant proportions, often too big for most of the beachbreaks. But no need to worry, you won’t have to wait in vain on the beach for the swell to drop in size. Close by Labenne, in Capbreton, more south on the Côte Basque and near the Spanish border, there are enough sheltered bays to find a rideable wave.

Design: Jean Smette & Aurélie Destrooper • Coding: Henri De Veene