A QUICK TRIP TO THE HOSS' FOR THE QUIK PRO RIGHT ON DEADLINE IS ALWAYS A RISK...
It was pumping the day before the Quik Pro started … #standard
The closest world-class surf spot to us lot, aside from our gems at home obvs, are the legendary sand-blasting kegs of Hossegor. It is an essential trip for us all. Whether you enjoy the mellow long banks in Seignosse, the quick pits of Capbreton or the impressive arena that is La Graviere it’s somewhere you’ve got to go.
Hossegor is a proper surf town, and for a brief window in the early autumn, after the summer masses have finished tanning their todgers, it is all surfing. Well, until the Quik Pro ends at least when the town pretty much shuts up shop. Sure it’s busy in the water when the pros are in town, but as soon as they sod off to Portugal, you’ve got the place to yourself, well, apart from the locals and a few dozen like-minded van dwellers.
As an autumn mission, it's just the perfect daily pace in ideal weather. It’s a little bit fresh first thing but soon warms to a nice low 20s. The standard day consists of a quick brekkie coffee and a pain au choc. Surf check. Jump in if it’s pumping. Second breakfast of coffee and another pastry. Maybe another quick surf before the onshore comes up. Lunch, not pastry based, odds on a cheese and ham baguette. Then the arvo is yours. Maybe an onshore surf. Perhaps another pastry and coffee. Just possibly eating a whole wheel of cheese. Or just chilling in a cafe. Waxed for coffee. Cafe de Paris to watch the world go by. Or Coolin if you fancy an ale. Hell, you’re on holibobs, daytime drinking is okay. Evening tends to be a healthy feed at Louvine then some not healthy and, admittedly, not cheap beers and much fun. And repeat.
Life’s too short not to have some Hoss’ in your life*
*Of course if you want the place to yourself and mega pumping surf then go in January. Good luck with finding anywhere open to eat and drink apart from Leclerc though.