Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Post by Philip Cu » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Am going to France next year from Australia. Does anyone know what the
wavesailing is like on the south-west coast of France or North West coast of
Spain?

a) Swell/Wave size (bigger the better)
b) Wind strengths (stronger the better)
c) Prevailing wind (we sail pre***ly on port tack out from the beach in
   Perth)
d) best time of year for the above
e) any "best spots" (I could make it worth your while with local info if    
   you're ever planning a windsurfing trip to Australia!!!!!!!!)

Thanks in advance

Phil

 
 
 

Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Post by ramo » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
> Am going to France next year from Australia. Does anyone know what the
> wavesailing is like on the south-west coast of France or North West coast of
> Spain?

> a) Swell/Wave size (bigger the better)
> b) Wind strengths (stronger the better)
> c) Prevailing wind (we sail pre***ly on port tack out from the beach in
>    Perth)
> d) best time of year for the above
> e) any "best spots" (I could make it worth your while with local info if    
>    you're ever planning a windsurfing trip to Australia!!!!!!!!)

> Thanks in advance

> Phil

You will find some serious waves, real big, but I am afraid not a lot
of wind.

Ramon

 
 
 

Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Post by Colas Nahab » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00


writes:
|> Am going to France next year from Australia. Does anyone know what the
|> wavesailing is like on the south-west coast of France or North West coast of
|> |> Spain?

no very good. there can be VERY good days but say once a month.  Basically I
know two ways:

Thermal winds in june/july near hossegor. normally 4 to 7 pm, 5.0/6.0 cross
shore wind makes for epic sessions as the waves are often beautiful. once a
week I'd say.

Or big ugly rainy ocean storm. you cannot get out except at ST JEan de Luz
where you sail in a protected bay and go outside tacke a gnarlyt swell
with... onshore winds :-(

Some rare cases of south (crosshore) winds.

Basically, take a board you can uphaul, a 5.0-6.0 sail, and ask Francois
Pacou (shaper of "Wave's") in biarritz that will be able to tell you more.

Myself I only take my sailboard when I get there in June. otherwise it is
not worth it. Better places are Brittany and portugal (and maybe Galice?)

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Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Post by Hugo Santo » Fri, 21 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Date: 19/ 7/95 14:42:13
>Subject: Re: Wavesailing in West of France/Spain
>Myself I only take my sailboard when I get there in June. otherwise it is
>not worth it. Better places are Brittany and portugal (and maybe Galice?)

                                              ^^^^^^^^
Why all the countryes you mentioned have a capital letter in the begining,
and PORTUGAL doesn't?
Hope it was not an intencional missapretiation of our beautifull (...and some
times Windy!...) country! ;-)))

|-|ugo.

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Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Post by GUST » Fri, 04 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Portugal blows!
 
 
 

Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Post by Hugo Santo » Tue, 08 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>Group: rec.windsurfing

>Date:  3/ 8/95 10:44:43
>Subject: Re: Wavesailing in West of France/Spain
>Portugal blows!

Where???
I need some tips where to go!
...Because everywhere I go theres allways no wind!!!
|-(

|-|ugo.

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>>>MATRIX version  1.26a

 
 
 

Wavesailing in West of France/Spain

Post by Henri Pier » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I can give you information about West of France, since i live there, but i need
more information about the period and the place you might be interested in.
Give me also your program (Slalom, Wave,...).