Racing the Emerald Curtain
Better known for golfing and dining-out, Ilbarritz also hosts a couple of beaches that can produce good waves even though the reefs don’t look very appealing. On a dropping tide, the scattered rocks can help start off a corner to ride, but more often than not it is ill-defined and a mushy closeout.
There are heaps of rocks to look out for. Site of big music festival in summer '11 and backed by golf course that got caught polluting the local watershed.