Surfing in Lacanau Océan (Or At Least Tried To Surf)
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Surfing in Lacanau Océan (Or At Least Tried To Surf)

Lacanau Beach
Lacanau Beach

Lacanau is a small town, just 2 hours away from Bordeaux. It is one of the surfing spots in southwestern France and mostly packed during summer.

There are only a few hostels and camps open during off season. I just stayed at UCPA Lacanau and booked a surf class at Ocean Ride.

Ocean Ride - Lacanau
Ocean Ride – Lacanau

I stayed for the weekend and tried to surf. Unfortunately, it was an epic failed attempt. The current and the wind was too strong, I failed to catch a single wave on my own. The instructor was kind enough to push me once and I was able to stand up for a bit but after that, I just kept on falling off board.

At some point while walking towards to catch a wave, I got leg cramps. It was too strong that my right leg gave in. I was stuck and could hardly move and a wave was coming towards me. I couldn’t do anything if I stayed in the water. I just jumped on my board and let the waves take me to the shore. I saw the instructor, who was at the shore, confused, shouting at me what was wrong.

Ocean Ride - Lacanau
Gear up!
Ocean Ride - Lacanau
Ocean Ride – Lacanau
Ocean Ride - Lacanau
Ready!

When I reached the shore, I rested and relaxed my leg a little bit. I did a bit of first aid massage on my leg and after awhile, I still went back to the sea to try again. Since I was just attending a surf class, it only lasted for a few hours. I wasn’t able to get on board again until the session ended.

I was disappointed with myself but then again, I know I can come back again. This time I am going in the summer cause the water was freezing at the time when I went there. LOL.

Love, J.

Lacanau
Lacanau Beach

Jane is a brave soul looking for (mis)adventures, which are out of her comfort zone. She writes about the highs and lows and everything-in-between moments of her life while trying to learn how to adult. She wants to learn French and be independent, at the same time. Other hobbies include but not limited to: shower concerts, dancing in the kitchen, playing dead in a film and being a busy potato. Follow her as she achieves her dreams @momentswithjane

6 thoughts on “Surfing in Lacanau Océan (Or At Least Tried To Surf)

  1. Really appreciate your efforts to try Surfing! It’s a gutsy job. Glad you did so well! You will perfect the skill soon with practice. Not much into surfing myself, but hope to get hooked on to it soon.

  2. I have a lot offriends going there surf everu years, i am bodyboarder but never surfed there.
    Your story is too funny 😀 😀

    It is normal at the first try cant do better than you but yeah you should go again, one of the best feelings for me ut is when i am surfing. Feel so calm <3

    1. I totally agree! I love it whenever I get to ride the waves. I’m trying again this summer and hopefully, it’ll be a success. LOL. Cheers!

  3. Love your photos! At least you tried to surf hehe. I also tried surfing for the first time last year, it was a lot more tiring than I thought it would be! Haha. Had fun tho 😛

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