Windsurfing at Biatritz (France)

Windsurfing at Biatritz (France)

Post by Gili Torovez » Fri, 01 Jul 1994 22:39:39


Hello there
I'm planned to take a summer vication at Biatritz /FRANCE.
Is someone know how the windsurfing conditions are there?
Please replay me as soon as possible.
I planned to be there at the first week of September.


Best regards
Gil Torovesky

Phone: +972-4-313-690

 
 
 

Windsurfing at Biatritz (France)

Post by Paul Souda » Sat, 02 Jul 1994 01:15:40

: Hello there
: I'm planned to take a summer vication at Biatritz /FRANCE.
: Is someone know how the windsurfing conditions are there?
: Please replay me as soon as possible.
: I planned to be there at the first week of September.


: Best regards
: Gil Torovesky

: Phone: +972-4-313-690

Biarritz is more of a surf spot. The waves are really pretty.
A thermal northern wind sometimes blows 15knots in Hossegor
and then the conditions are gorgeous, you share the waves with
surfers!

The usual wind blows from the west and then lot of people
sails the lake because it is terribly difficult when the wind
is onshore (huge breaking waves) or go to Funtarrabia (I am not
sure of the name) it is SW from Biarritz the closest town to the
spanish border. We see pictures from time to time that are
really nice (sideshore wind 10' waves) with Francois Pacou the
shaper of ``Waves'' boards. I believe his surfshop is in
Biarritz.

But this place is not famous for windsurfing (?) Good conditions seems
to be rare (?) They say the Pyrrenean moutains kill the wind.

The surfers usually really dislike people taking their wave. They
are ***s with beginners. In September the summer crowd will be
gone so there should be less problems.

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Windsurfing at Biatritz (France)

Post by Colas Nahab » Sat, 02 Jul 1994 16:54:20


Quote:
Soudais) writes:

|> : Is someone know how the windsurfing conditions are there?
|> : I planned to be there at the first week of September.

dont bring your board.
there is NO wind in biarritz. This is why it is very good for surfing :-)

I personnaly go to hossegor every june and september (to surf), and I
NEVER saw windsurfing conditions in september (only tempest with 20 knts
onshore winds with huge waves, not possible to go out.) June has some
days, in hossegor where you have some north (cross shore) thermal winds.
But there are no thermals in september. I was told there are some south
wind days in the winter too, south of biarritz (spanish border to saint
jean de luz).

I was there 2 weeks mid-june and had the luck to be able to windsurf
twice, and once with extremely strong winds for the place, I was fully
powered on my 5.8 and tiga 284 (not enough wind for my wave board, the
tiga 284 is my light wind wave board)(locals usually waveride 9-10' boards
and 6 m2 sails).  But most stays I dont windsurf at all. I saw once 2 days
of sheer hawaian perfection, though. But in september I dont even bring my
windsurfing gear, only in june.

|> spanish border. We see pictures from time to time that are
|> really nice (sideshore wind 10' waves) with Francois Pacou the
|> shaper of ``Waves'' boards. I believe his surfshop is in
|> Biarritz.

in Hendaye. As he is there he can take advantage of local conditions, and
the photos of him at guethary were quite nice (but guethary is a real
surfing spot with really powerful waves)

|> The surfers usually really dislike people taking their wave. They
|> are ***s with beginners. In September the summer crowd will be
|> gone so there should be less problems.

mmm... the surfing crowd comes in september. In fact september *is* the
surfing season and granted you get less people in the water than august,
but the level of surfing is quite high, and it can be difficult to take a
wave!

My advice: dont bring your windsurfing gear, take advantage of your stay
to learn surfing (take lessons)

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