Hossegor is a real swell magnet: west-facing into the Bay of Biscay, where a deep underwater trench catches the Atlantic rollers, which means there are rideable waves almost every day of the year. From epic a-frames and barrelling sandbar breaks to secret spots up the coast in Seignosse, there’s something for everyone. Pros head to the hollow and heavy-lipped pits at world-famous La Graviere, while beginners and softer peaks and slower take-offs at sheltered La Sud. The water temperature will vary depending on what time of year you visit. Expect large summer crowds when the water is warmer and you won’t need as much coverage. After October you’ll want to pack a Imok Full Wetsuit or the PM Wetsuit Pant.