Why Hossegor is good to learn surfing all year round and for every level of experience. A unique surf spot with a perfect variety of waves that is difficult to find anywhere else on the planet.
Why Hossegor is good to learn surfing all year round
The summer months of Hossegor are well known for mellow waves, sun burn, cool surf accommodation with good vibes and general party atmosphere . This reputation has attracted the attention of the surf world for the last 4 or 5 decades. The beaches these days , compared to 20 or 3 years ago, are totally bursting with every level of surfer. For the beginner, coming to Hossegor to learn to surf is the best case scenario. The summers are long, the waves are friendly and its perfect climate sets the scene for any aspiring surfer. The most important element for anyone thinking about learning to surf is the correct conditions. To be more precise, small friendly waves. Hossegor, Seignosse , further north and south all offer this. The average wave size is 2 or 3 feet in the summer. This means that the new surfer with not be too beaten up by the waves, but will have the time to progress slowly. Most first timers take group lessons with friends.
The winter months , from a surfers point of view, start in September or October. This is when we start to get back to back bigger waves. In complete contrast to the summer , the big wave season has attracted top professionals to the area for decades. The winter swells here are definitely not for the faint hearted. Its well know that spots such as , La Nord and La Gravier are the most powerful and perfect waves on the planet. This will bring a smile to any seasoned surfer on their arrival to the spot. For the confident surfers that arrive here, the perfect grinding stand up barrel is on everyones mind. With such a huge selection of world class waves , unless your a local, its hard to know where will be best and at what time. Many choose to dodge this obstacle and get a few days guiding. With or without a guide there are a never ending selection top quality waves. The twist in the big wave season story is that, La Nord can be a grinding impressive 20 foot perfect with the big wave chargers having fun and few hundred meters south at La Sud it will be 3 to 4 feet ! This is one of the elements that make this place so special.