Le Penon Spot Guide

About Le Penon

Can be home to some quality banks and peeling lefts and rights all along this stretch of sand. When the whole of Hossegor is going off, this can be one of the least busy (but still super popular) spots. Fun peaks working best in small to medium swells - the rips can be unruly when it picks up. Fun little skatepark plus cafes etc.

Source: Le Penon Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Can get unwieldy in larger swells where experience pays off.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can often be less busy than the big name Hossegor spots but still draws a crowd.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Quality beachbreak, best in smaller swells with fun peaks and long walls.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

The rip picks up with the size.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good, but suffers after heavy rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips when big, some car crime.

Access

Large car park behind the dunes.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard, bodysurfing

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

September - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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