Hossegor (La Graviere) Spot Guide

About Hossegor (La Graviere)

In the heart of Hossegor lies one of the world's top-rated beachbreaks, Graviere. This is the crowning glory of a region that boasts a 225 km stretch of golden sand from the mouth of the Gironde in the north to Anglet in the south. In decent westerly swells, La Graviere produces serious, heavy, hollow, sand-charged pits up to 12-foot that take no prisoners. Summer sees everyone paddling out in fun Hossegor surf, and boogies playing in the shoredump, but as the seasons change and the swells increase, the numbers begin to drop off. Rips can be arm-destroying, the shorebreak board-destroying, and the closeouts soul-destroying. But also expect some of the best, most accessible barrels you will ever experience - if you come in the autumn.

Source: Hossegor (La Graviere) Surf Guide

Ability Level

Advanced

Beg Int Adv

Advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Bustling.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Large, committed local crew.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

World Class beachbreak wedges.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

A lot of work when it is pumping.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Moderate

Additional Information

Hazards

Pummelings.

Access

Simple.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

October-February but gets good year-round.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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