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Do in the Vendee
Surfing. The Vendée is recognized as one of the finest destinations
in France for those who love to ride the waves and a round of the world
championships is regularly held at La Tranche sur Mer. The long fetch of the
Atlantic rollers together with gentle sloping beaches, the varied breaks and the
long hours of sunshine make the Vendee ideal. It doesn't matter whether you are
a seasoned surfer or a raw novice, the plethora of different breaks and surfing
conditions along the 146 kilometres of coastline means that there is somewhere
to suit all comers. For those who enjoy the long board then the variety of
breaks are best around la Tranche, la Terrier and les Conches in the south, and
la Tranchet near les Sables d'Olonne and la Sauveterre further north in the
Vendée. For the exponents of the short board or body board then most beaches
will have some useable surf, though if you want the best then the beaches
mentioned for the long boarding are equally good for this type of surfing. A
word of warning if you intend surfing the rocky shoreline of the beaches around
Cayola just south of les Sables d'Olonne, or off of the rocks just north of
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, great care and a helmet are advised.
several surf shops that cater for ones surfing needs, there is a particularly
good one at Les Conches, the Manu surf shop next to the BUD
Other surf shops include;
Bahia surf Shop 42
rue Ramparts, Les Sables d'Olonne.
Mantawaii, 18 rue de
l'Ocean, Brem sur Mer.
Atlantic Lezard, 10 ave de la
Plage,Bretignolles sur mer.
La Palmier, 14, rue du Pertuis
Breton, La Tranche-s-Mer.
The sport of Kite surfing is also popular on several
Surfing in the Vendée
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