Tips for surfing in Normandy, France
September 2, 2012 3:51 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to go surfing in next weekend in Normandy, France. Haven't pinned down a specific location yet. Any recommendations on where to go, where to stay and where (if possible) to rent a board?
posted by ar0n to Travel & Transportation around Kerlouan, France (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Not necessarily helpful, but avoid the Cotetin Penninsula (Basically La Manche). On the west is a very gradual difference to the deep water, with no great waves. On the east (ish) you have the Normandy Invasion Beaches which are largely protected/ museum areas that would A. Not have anywhere to rent a board and B. Inappropriate to surf at.

In lower Normandy there are likely to be few options. Googling brings up a few however.

Good luck!
posted by raccoon409 at 6:13 PM on September 3, 2012

Friend is a surfer, and not knowing your skills, he'd recommend Le Rozel. General tourist info site.

But here is a googletranslated Dutch site rating different beaches in Normandy for surfing. GT didn't get the text in the chart, but most is decipherable, except maybe "rotsen" = rocks.

Friend owns own board and drives there in car and (wild)camps, so no recs about these, sorry. (But I just saw that there seem to be a bunch of other Dutch sites with info, so maybe one of these might help. Google "surfen normandie" and haul the results through the translator.)

Hope you find your spot!
posted by likeso at 5:12 AM on September 4, 2012

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