Usually the only rideable beachbreak north of Capbreton when the swell heads towards 3m on the Biscay buoy. The shifting, outside bank holds triple overhead plus and favours rights into the rip torn paddling channel. Steep drops and fast walls with barrel sections mean extra inches are a good idea. Can work at all tides but mid is often best.
Heavy water when the rips are in full flow. Once the vicious shoredump is negotiated there can be a deep trough, allowing the unskilled to get out of their depth. La Nord is always crowded, even when smaller and when the big swells hit, everyone descends on the area, often only to watch.
Park along Blvd De La Grand Dune - La Nord is 400m north from Front de Mer