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Holiday town on the southwest coast of France, 60 miles north of the Spanish border; world-renowned for its tubing beachbreak surf, and the epicenter, along with neighboring Biarritz, of French surfing. Hossegor breaks from late summer to spring, but is best from September to December, as North Atlantic storms regularly send powerful three to eight-foot surf into the Bay of Biscay. Because the w...

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