Racing the Emerald Curtain
With a huge NW swell waves break inside the harbour wall, but the entrance extension has virtually killed this spot. A hollow shorebreak known as ‘Le Platé’ is on offer for bodyboarders, just north of the harbour. Further out from the shoredump barrels is a lefthand reef that goes Indonesian every once in a while. Very rare, fast walls and pockets cling to the rocky reef at lower tides, while mid is ideal for most Diélette breaks.
Flamanville’s nuclear power plant isn’t too far where very occasionally, a longish left rolls down the boulder point in front, but a new dock proposal may soon destroy this spot.