Surf in style! I managed to schedule my Autumn trip to coincide with the Quiksilver Pro surf comp at Hossegor, naturally. After a few days' absence, the swell arrived overnight Tuesday and a lot of frustrated surfers took to the waters on Wednesday. Alas, I was busy working but caught glimpses of the 2m waves on offer at Hossegor (Gravière), Capbreton (Plage du Prévent) and Anglet (Chambre d'Amour). Breathtaking. Thanks to Julia, 'our lady in Hossegor' for showing me backstage at the Quiksilver control centre and to Trish & Si (see Villa Simon, Ma Lande) for a fun night on Tuesday. Assisted by temperatures in the high 20's all week, this was a glorious trip. There were many moments to savour but it would be hard to beat standing at the north beach of Lac d'Hossegor, looking across the shimmering blue water towards the beautifully clear Pyrénées mountains, the scent of pine forest and surf in the air. Hossegor, je t'adore!
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