Les Estagnots Spot Guide

About Les Estagnots

This stretch of beach has an excellent reputation for producing quality, consistent banks. Can produce long walls at low and hollow, fast waves at high when the shorebreak can be punishing, especially when the size picks up. Can handle a bit more swell than the breaks just to the north.

Source: Les Estagnots Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Can be a challenging spot, especially in bigger swells. Not for beginners.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Popular spot, nearly always crowded.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

A quality, often powerful beach break that handles a little more swell than its Seignosse cousins to the north.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

The rip can become a travelator as the size picks up.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good, but suffers after heavy rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips and longshore drift, especially as it picks up.

Access

Car park in the dunes.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard, bodysurfing

Seabed

Sandbanks

Best Season

September - February for the biggest swells and most consistency.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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