information about windsurfing in the South of France in April please

information about windsurfing in the South of France in April please

Post by Martij » Thu, 18 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Hello all real windsurfing dudes,

I am planning to go on holiday at the south of France this April.
I will stay a bit to the east of Marseille.

I'd like some information about the spots there, about the wave and the
slalomstuff, what material is the best I can take with me.
Or things like: Can I lend some material up there and what are the costs.
Please mail me about that.

By the way,

Last year, I've been at Bretagne near Vannes.
It was a lot of fun up there. I was there in Summer, but there was enough
wind for me to slalom, and for some wave riding.
And............. I've surfed next to a Dolphin up there, whow, that was
very nice.

Well, I'm hoping for some reactions...

Martijn

Hang Loose  (also 4 the people in Holland who have to wait for the ice to
melt and the wind to blow now)

 
 
 

information about windsurfing in the South of France in April please

Post by Micky Balladell » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Hi Martijn,

April should be great, statistically at least, it's one of the best
months to come down here....

You have a variety of spots worth visiting. Depending on your level,
I'd consider the following(to name a few):

Around TOULON:

Brutal Beach (Six Fours) Wave/Slalom, La Coudouliere (Six Fours) Wave,
Almanarre (Hyeres) Slalom for Mistral/West winds

La Bergerie (Hyeres) Wave/Slalom for Est winds.

Around MARSEILLES:

Epluchures Beach (in town), Wave

Carro (West of Marseilles, after Aix, see Carry le Rouet).
Probably the best spot around, but could be dangerous if you are not
confirmed.

Fos/Mer, flat, Speed, Slalom. Off-shore winds, danger.

Bring anything from 3.5 to 5.2, small to medium size board. You are
not likely to need something bigger, but as Murphy says.....:-)

A good wetsuit, wind may be "cold", water around 12-13 C, air 12-16 C.
There are quite a few surf shops next to the spots, some of them rent
too, but I don't know the prices.

Have fun,
Micky