Capbreton (La Piste/VVF) Spot Guide

Capbreton (La Piste/VVF) Guide

About Capbreton (La Piste/VVF)

With semi-submerged blockhaus scattered in the sand and a large dune system keeping the suburbs in check, this is one of the most photographed beaches on the coast. Perfect barrels are regularly on offer for those that can handle the packs of gifted locals and tube-hungry visitors. From low to mid tide is prime time, when the swell focuses on banks that seem to have a bit more punch and urgency than just about anywhere in Hossegor, so prepare for air drops and some solid floggings when it reaches headhigh plus. There will be more sand-dredging peaks up towards the massive VVF camping village, where more space is not necessarily guaranteed. Needs more swell energy than the open beaches to the north and hates the onshore wind, but when it is on, it's top quality.

High consistency in the 7-8 range, means it is always crowded with shortboarders and bodyboarders, hucking and tucking in the shorey. There are some strong currents, but without the rips, it would be more of a straight-hander. It has been known to get tense around here so only confident intermediates should try their luck.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Capbreton (La Piste/VVF)
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • W - N W - N
  • South Easterly South Easterly
  • 12 2 Swell Range 2 - 12ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview