Surfing in Vendée
The Vendée is a department located in the west of France and it’s part of the Côte de Lumiere. The coastline of Vendee is known for having long and exposed sandy beaches as well as reefs and slabs that can generate powerful waves in the right conditions. This variety of setups create all kinds of waves that can suit any type of surfer. The Vendee coastline is nearby a few cities but since the surf spots are not as popular as the famous waves down south this means that there are less crowds in this area and travelers tend to overlook this part of France. Spring and autumn are the best time of the year to surf the exposed beach breaks since the swells are not too strong. Winter brings powerful storms and during this period the more protected reefs and slabs start to be the main attraction with perfect peeling waves.
Best surf spots in Vendée
The best surf spots are Gohaud, L’Aubraie, L’Ermitage, La Courance, La Sauzaie, Le Lizay, Les Conches, Les Dunes, Les Sables-D’Olonne, Noirmoutier, Plage de La Baule, Pointe de L’Eve, Sablanceaux Nord, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Saint-Nicolas, Sauveterre and St Jean de Monts.
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