Located in Landes, France, Vieux Boucau is an excellent beachie that breaks over a sand bottom. The Northside usually has faster hollower peaks on the higher tide but the rips can get heavy overhead high and above. Port d’Albret on the Southside leads into a stretch of around a kilometre or so that has good banks and can handle a more size. Waves here can break for up to 100 meters providing a wide variety of sections from rippable walls to heaving tubes. Easier to check several peaks in the area from this location.
What are the best surf conditions for Vieux Boucau?
Gets good from waist high to double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard when smaller and a shortboard when the size steps up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is somewhat consistent (6/10) and can get very crowded in the summer months (8/10). The best winds are from the East. The best swells are from the North, Northwest, and West. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a spring suit in the summer when water temperatures rise to 21 degrees. In winter a 5/4 is necessary for the 12-degree water. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.