Europe in September

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Re: Europe in September

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:22 pm

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Re: Europe in September

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:58 pm

Easyjet and Air France fly from Paris to Biarritz. It'll probably cost about £80 return in September - bit more than the train but three hours quicker. Probably what I would do is hire a crappy little camper from these guys https://www.campycamper.com/my-little-campy/?lang=en (150 euros for three days, they're less than a km from the airport so walkable) and then explore around Biarritz. There are plenty of coastal campsites and they won't be busy in September or you can just kip in the beach car parks and use the public toilets. Surf-wise, unless you're unlucky and have a weather system come and sit on you, it's an excellent time. It'll probably be crowded in the obvious places but it's such a massive stretch of coast that you can usually find some peace. South of Biarritz has a much more Basque feel and the coast is a bit more interesting. Yeah, take a suit. 3/2 is fine

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Re: Europe in September

Post by JET01 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:02 pm

my wife is flying over half way through the conference to have a few days alone in paris. when the conference ends we'll have a couple days to spend together. Then she flies home and i'll have a couple of days alone.
I'll do the sightseeing wine drinking swinging stuff with her.

after having a look at wannasurf it doesn't really look like there's really that many good waves in france. most of it seems to be beachies. I'm not going to waste my time surfing beachies when I could be riding a bike around Amsterdam after the finest Sativa the world has to offer.

Looks like i'm about to get my clogs on.
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Re: Europe in September

Post by Legion » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:33 pm

Hitting up a cafe and wandering the red lights is great fun.

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Re: Europe in September

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:22 pm

Eat a raw herring......whole.

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Re: Europe in September

Post by JET01 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:07 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Eat a raw herring......whole.
sounds awesome
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Re: Europe in September

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:18 pm

you can get stoned and ride a bike anywhere.
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Re: Europe in September

Post by JET01 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:18 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:18 pm
you can get stoned and ride a bike anywhere.
Yeah but ya can’t get stoned and ride to the museum of erotica just anywhere can you?
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Re: Europe in September

Post by Drailed » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:20 pm

Legion wrote:
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Hitting up a cafe and wandering the red lights is great fun.
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Re: Europe in September

Post by Legion » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:43 pm

I was terrified of those man-eaters. Purely touristic voyeurism.

I've never been to the knockers. Not even 2 minutes in a doorway in Indo.

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Re: Europe in September

Post by bgreen » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:48 pm

I'd agree with Saltman. I'd keep an eye on the forecast and play it by ear. There are quite a few surfcams to help you make up your mind. The flight from Biarritz to Paris, is a good way to go. There are lots of posts about French travel on the Magic Seaweed forum.

I've surfed in France 5 times, mostly down the SW and most recently September last year. I was told so many good things about September, less crowds, clean conditions and swell. It ranged from flat to 3 x overhead in 10 days and was more crowded than in previous years - like most places. The SW has beachies, points and reefs. A good French beachbreak isn't an average beachbreak.

Either way, Paris, Amsterdam or the SW, all are great places.


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Re: Europe in September

Post by JET01 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks Bob.

Booked an air bnb in amsterdam right in the thick of it.

I'll pack a wetty and if the surf is good i'll cancel the booking and go surfing.
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Re: Europe in September

Post by Legion » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:13 pm

Wettie might come in handy in the red lights anyway.

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Re: Europe in September

Post by Legion » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:14 pm

I've spent several months total in Amsterdam. I think I probably had a great time.

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Re: Europe in September

Post by foamy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:50 pm

Does anyone know how otway1949 is going? He had is prostatectomy and then was living in Austria in his wife's home town and realsurf hasn't heard anything since.

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Re: Europe in September

Post by Trev » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 pm

foamy wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Does anyone know how otway1949 is going? He had is prostatectomy and then was living in Austria in his wife's home town and realsurf hasn't heard anything since.
He's fine. We catch up on FB occasionally.
Actually the other day he tried to change his email and got locked out pending reactivation. Which I fixed for him
So he might check in sometime soon.
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Re: Europe in September

Post by Legion » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:19 pm

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Re: Europe in September

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:56 pm

C'mon Legion, Trev has explained this like a million times. He's not a moderator, he's the Chief Moderative Administrator (Moderator Division)

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