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The rolling and sublime French coastline is home to dozens of first-rate surf breaks, as well as Europe's oldest and most diverse surf culture. While surfing has taken root on the French Mediterranean, as well as the northwest-facing beaches along the English Channel, the majority of worthwhile French surf breaks—and virtually the entire French surf industry—is located along a 400-mile coastline i...

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