Lacanau is a top surfing destination in France. And the village has a real surf vibe. It’s pretty near Bordeaux which make it easy to travel to. By car, by plane or even public transport. So expect some crowds in the high season (july and august). The waves are (almost) always there. A 10 tot 12 second period will give you the best waves. Especially if the size is between the 1 and 1,5 meters.
Good to know. You have to be in Lacanau-Ocean, not Lacanau-Ville.
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Lots of surfers have surfed the Lacanau waves. You don’t have to worry much about the tide. It’s all good. Are you there in summer? Aim for the early mornings when the wind are offshore.
Be aware, the currents are strong and under some circumstances the waves can be quite fast and hollow.
Lacanau surf forecast
Favourable wind direction?
Stay in Lacanau?
Where to stay in Lacanau?
A huge advantage of Lacanau: there a plenty of campsites. In the whole region you’ll find smaller and charming sites but also the bigger campsites including the waterslides and all you need for your holiday.
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Surf lessons and -rental?
Other French surf spots
Check out these spots in France.
- Etretat – Normandy
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