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Biarritz/Anglet Surfing

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The ?Côte Basque? shares many characteristics with the north-facing Spanish coast and is blessed with some decent submarine geology. Slabs of reef dot the coast, focusing some of the most organised and unadulterated swell trains into scary, big wave arenas. There are also coves, headlands and a series of jetties in Anglet, offering wind protection unseen on the beaches to the north. This short coastline curves from the exposed WNW-facing spots of Anglet to the sheltered, northerly aspect of the beginners? beach at Hendaye, creating cross/ offshore conditions when winter south-westerlies blow. Famous reefs like Guéthary and Lafitenia attract the crowds from far and wide, especially when the beaches are maxed out or onshore. Furthermore, with huge 4m+ spring tidal ranges, the window of opportunity becomes compressed for many spots, adding to the density of surfers in the line-up. The Côte Basque is now recognised as the big-wave venue on mainland Europe since the 2002 discovery and subsequent towing-in at the bombora reef Belharra. Avalanche also handles huge swells, entertaining a dedicated local crew of chargers who usually prefer to paddle-in. Flexibility in aspect and wave type suggests that the Côte Basque is a year- round surf destination. From the summer beachies in Anglet to the winter reefs around Guéthary, there is always something to ride and there is always someone to ride it, regardless of the season.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
5 - 12°C
4/3
7 - 15°C
4/3
12 - 20°C
3/2
16 - 24°C
springsuit
13 - 22°C
3/2
6 - 14°C
4/3
+ Good variety of consistent waves
+ Uncrowded off-season line-ups
+ Cultural interests
- Wet climate year round
- Pollution and crowds in July-August
- Cold water in winter
- Expensive
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Biarritz Grande Plage Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Les Cavaliers Star Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Right Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 12
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W - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Sables d'Or Star Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
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W - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cote des Basques Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ilbarritz Star Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
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W - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Guethary Star Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lafitenia Star Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 15
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W - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Le Club Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 10
1
W - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Le VVF Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
1
W - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Marinella Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
1
W - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Les Corsaires Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
1
W - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon La Madrague Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 8
1
W - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon La Barre Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 311° 6mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 15
2
W - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide