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Hit and run in France for the weekend, to take a powerful mistral wind, less stable than usual, though. In addition to enjoying the usual beauty of the views, we took the opportunity to test some 2018 gear.


Windsurf session: Six Fours Les Plages, Le Brusc (France)


Technical session data:

Spot: Le Brusc 

Wind: Mistral, with a significant component from the West, sometimes even South West, unstable with peaks up to almost 40 kts.

Water surface: first, small chop; then, higher and messy chop, except for regular waves of about 1.5-2 meters in front of the Cape, south of the spot.

Sail: Lofsails Wavescape 4.2 2018, first, Ezzy Elite 4.2 2018, then.

Board:  Fanatic Quad TE 2013, 87, con default fins (Choco Fins 2x10cm / 2x14,5cm G10).

Rider's weight: 70 kgs

Clothing: 5 mm wetsuit, 3 mm surf shoes, open palm mittens, neoprene cap.

Air temperature: 15-16 °C

Sea water temperature: 14 °C


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Saturday (20/01), almost to be forgotten in Hyeres (the Madrague), with wind from the west - south west, around 20 knots, but very unstable (then it raised to 30 knots after 16.30, but when it started to rain...). We consoled ourselves finally going to try the Chez Mico, a Sanary sur mer, for dinner..... 

Sunday, January 21, instead, we woke up with a nice sunny day, warm for January, and with good wind forecast.

After breakfast, we check the spot of La Coudouliere.

In the water already a few riders, including the young French talent Loick Lesauvage, already committed to his training (the guy will surely make a long way, no doubt about it). In the video, at the end of the article, and in the photos below, you can admire Loick in action. I must say that it is always very pleasant to admire the fluidity of his movements in the water. Everything seems easy and obvious, when it is not (just think that under his feet, most likely, had a Goya Quad of 70 liters ....).

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The Coudou does not appear in the best conditions: wind from the west (and therefore a bit onshore, with more difficulty to go out and surf the wave), relatively small wavea (1.5 meters in the surfable area, a little higher at center of the bay). The wind seems a little unstable, with powerful gusts. The water surface, however, is always very beautiful, with a leveled flat surface, between the two successive waves, and..... waves, anyway .....! Otherwise, we should check the near Bandol.

With friends we decide to move to Le Brusc, a little further South (even if, all things considered, I'd have rather to ride at Coudou, anyway).

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I put everything away and undress at about 16.30, amid a beautiful windstorm. We returne to Milan around at 10pm, after a break for a pizza in Liguria.

Aloha. Fabio


Click here, for the slidegallery of La Coudouliere in the morning

Click here, for the slidegallery of Le Brusc 


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The video of La Coudou



The video of Le Brusc



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