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Beneath the world-famous rock formation ‘l’Aiguille Creuse’ (the hollow needle), Etretat is a consistent mid tide peak that favours lefts. Best on wrapping SW swells, but also works on NE windchop. SW winds are cross-offshore and it maintains some shape even when onshores blow in.

Beware the shallow inside and fierce shore pound. Always crowded on weekends so a little localism is possible. Difficult parking. Webcam.

Head to Etretat Beach

  • Mid Tide Only
  • Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand
  • W - NE
  • Southerly
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