Racing the Emerald Curtain
On rare, glassy days with enough S swell, long barrels can happen in the cold and muddy water of the Var rivermouth. The lefts can look inviting, but strong rips and pollution make this an intermediate plus wave. Happens more often than its protected location may suggest and kiters are all ver it in cross-shores. There are also onshore beachbreaks facing the nautical centre, the Hippodrome and the harbour, with a big A Frame appearing in the biggest swells.
Often crowded, next to Nice Airport.