Surf and Windsurf

Whether you are a beginner or a confirmed surfer looking for adrenaline, Oléron Island has got something for you. From one spot to the next, tremendously varying wind and tide conditions offer something to satisfy all water sports fans.

For surf and bodyboarding, head to Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, Le Grand-Village-Plage, Vert-Bois or Les Huttes.

You will find a good range of quality waves and sand reefs.

Advanced surfers should try la pointe de Chassiron, a reliable rocky spot with frequent waves. If the sea is rough, don't despair as there is a sheltered spot in Saint-Denis-d'Oléron at la pointe des Boulassiers. This well known spot is exceptional. Surfers arrive from all horizons at les Boulassiers as it is one of the very few surfable spots in France on stormy days.

Windsurfing is also popular on the island – conditions are good for surfing and windsurfing, a rarity on the Atlantic coast as a whole.

Here as on many other locations you will find surf and windsurf schools. Tuition is available for kids and for adults in a safe environment. The only risk is to become rapidly hooked on these fab sports!! And there is more to discover.. with kite-surf developing on the island for your pleasure!

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