Cote des Basques Spot Guide

About Cote des Basques

The birthplace of France's surfing scene remains popular with longboarders enjoying mellow walls sheltered from northern winds. There's usually a peak close to the headland and another defined peak a bit further down the beach. While it is friendly and fun-loving for mals and beginners at knee to shoulder-high, there is a bit more energy at headhigh plus, especially if you drift south. The offshore islands filter and organise the swell a bit, but it is mainly a summer spot that is still rideable in the afternoon onshores.

Super popular with beginners, surf schools, cruisers and holidaymakers who all have to leave when high tide disappears the beach. Surf shop and school on the beachfront Blvd du Prince de Galles, which has limited parking that fills up quickly.

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Stormrider Guide for Cote des Basques
  • Low to Mid Tide Low to Mid Tide
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • W - N W - N
  • South Easterly South Easterly
  • 8 1 Swell Range 1 - 8ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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