The Match: France VS Australia

16 June 2018 | Inside

Today is THE match: France VS Australia and unfortunately even if we don't like football much (or at all) we won't be able to escape it. Unless we hibernate until mid-July... Just in time to wake up for the Tour de France! So in order not to make you too depressed during this hard period, with the team, we decided to make the game ... But on the waves! So who do you think will win ? France ? Or Australia ?

Presentation of the teams

France

When we talk about surfing, we inevitably think of the Landes and its many internationally renowned beach breaks which make the Landes coast one of the best surfing destinations in the world. With, in general, very good surfing conditions and mild water between September and November, the Landes spots are THE PLACE TO BE !

With more than 100 km of coastline taking in the generous swells of the Bay of Biscay, sandbanks reshaped by winter storms and the great equinox tides, which carve out the waves in fine weather... France has good spots for all levels of surfing. From the north to the south of the Atlantic coast, there is plenty to enjoy on the waves! And if you are hot you can even try the Mediterranean coast during the winter season.

Australia

Australia is THE surfing destination par excellence! This magnificent country has some of the most beautiful waves on the planet. It is not for nothing that 3 stages of the world tour take place in Australia! From Bells Beach, near Torquay to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland via the Great Ocean Road and the Gold Coast, you will surely find a wave just for you off the deserted and unspoilt beaches.

And if you suddenly feel like going to the West Coast, Perth, Margaret River and Esperance will open their arms to you! But behind these dreamy landscapes hide the worst bugs in the world! So beware and stay alert!

The predictions

Matthieu - the big boss - FRANCE / Hossegor

"Hossegor Of Course ... The best spot in Europe "

Fanny - the communication manager - AUSTRALIA / Noosa

"I have to admit that my heart sways between France and Australia! But today I would choose Australia! I really enjoyed surfing around Noosa Heads and Byron Bay! First of all for the setting ! You have to go through the forest to reach the spots, it's peaceful and you can meet koalas ! It's a total change of scenery. Then for its waves ! The waves were quiet, ideal for longboarding and the water was warm ! Very glassy and without current ! What changes of the waves of the coast of Gironde ! Well ok you are always a bit apprehensive to get in the water but you have to deal with it ! And I really liked the village of Noosa Heads which reminded me of Cap Ferret !

Alex - the queen of quotes - FRANCE / Pors Carn

"This is where I learned to surf! It is the crescent located south of the Pointe de la Torche. Its particular shape filters the swell and favours an offshore wind. There is something for everyone: the closer you get to the Pointe de la Torche, the more powerful and hollow the waves are, and on the contrary, the further away you get, the smaller the waves tend to be. It is therefore easy to place yourself according to your level. Moreover, the more one moves away from the point, the less there is current it is the ideal spot to begin! Small + for the most lazy, on the side of the point, an elevator makes it possible to go up to the peak without too much effort ;) "

Result: France 2 - 1 Australia

Well, you will have understood that we are a little bit chauvinistic and it is FRANCE which wins the match. And you what is your favorite spot ?

 

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