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The best wing foil spots around Montpellier

Montpellier and its surroundings are full of superb Wing Foil spots. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor, you will find the wingfoil spot that will make you happy. Wing Foil has been a booming sport in recent years. It has even become a must-have for water sports! One of the big advantages of Wingfoil is its ease of use. Unlike kitesurfing or windfoil, wing foil is extremely easy to set up on the beach, to put in the water and to transport. It’s a sport accessible to all levels that doesn’t require big wind or wave conditions. Indeed, it is possible to sail in light winds, you can take off from 7-8 knots. Thus, in addition to optimizing low wind conditions, wingfoil offers you a wide choice of spots and opportunities to practice.

We have selected for you the 8 best wing foil spots in Montpellier and its surroundings.

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Which Wing Foil equipment for the spots of Montpellier?

In Montpellier, as everywhere else, it is essential to be well equipped to practice Wing Foil. That’s why at Sroka we offer quality wingfoil packs tailored to each and every one of you. This way, you will be able to fully enjoy the spots of Montpellier and all your other favorite spots. Our wingfoil packs contain everything you need to get in the water, it’s plug and play!

Are you already equipped? Complete your quiver. The Sroka team is constantly innovating in order to offer equipment adapted to everyone’s desires and the different conditions in which you practice foiling. For example, we have high-performance and versatile front fins that will be perfect for light winds or pumping, others for speed and freestyle, or even for downwinding.

The 8 best Wing Foil spots near Montpellier

The beach of l'Espiguette

The Espiguette beach is without a doubt one of the best Wing Foil spots around Montpellier. Located just below the Port Camargue, the Espiguette beach stretches for no less than 10 km. With its long stretch of fine sand, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. It will be suitable for beginners as well as advanced. The wind is pretty steady. It is usually oriented South, South-West and North-West. There may be a few sandbanks further offshore, so make sure there is always enough water for your foil.
Like most beaches in the south of France, Espiguette beach is very crowded in summer. It can sometimes be difficult to find space. The advantage is that you don’t need a lot of space to set up your wingfoil equipment.

Port Camargue - South Beach

The South Beach is probably the best Wingfoil spot around Montpellier in the Tramontane wind (North-West Wind). It is also a very famous spot for kitesurfing enthusiasts. The wind conditions are ideal all year round, making it a very popular playground. It is better to have an advanced level to ride on this spot. There are sometimes a lot of people in the water but it allows the skilled and expert foilers to really have fun !
The beach is relatively easy to access thanks to the nearby car park.
Good to know: in the summer, bathing areas are set up and parking is subject to a fee (from June to September).

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The Boucanet

Located 15 minutes from Montpellier, the Boucanet is one of the best wing foil spots in the area. It is an excellent spot in a westerly wind. It is also possible to sail there in southerly winds. Depending on the conditions, the Boucanet spot can shelter some waves. Enough to have fun in free surfing or
surf foiling
. Front fins like the 1350 High Aspect Lift are perfect for surf-foil or wing foil in small conditions, ideal for small, inconsistent summer waves . Most? The length of the beach is perfect for downwinding !
Be careful, however, if you want to sail in peace. Le Boucanet is a very touristy beach that attracts many holidaymakers in the summer.

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Grand Travers Beach

The Grand Travers beach in La Grande-Motte is the ideal spot to
start wing foiling
around Montpellier. The favorable winds on this beach are southerly, southeasterly and southwesterly winds. In south-easterly winds, the beach even turns into a superb wave spot, a great way to have fun surfing foil ! In summer, swimming areas are set up to demarcate swimmers, foilers and kitesurfers. It’s quite practical to learn wing foil in peace.

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The beaches of Carnon

the beaches from Carnon to Montpellier are very good wing foil spots when the conditions are right. The favourable winds for foiling are those from the South and South-West. However, the winds can sometimes be very irregular. These are spots that are suitable for beginners as well as experienced foilers when the conditions are bigger. The beaches of Carnon are easy to access, there are many car parks nearby. Some beaches are forbidden to kitesurfing during the summer period, such as the spot of Roquilles. We therefore advise you to find out about the conditions of wing foil sailing from the locals before going there.

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Villeneuve-les-Maguelone

The spot of Villeneuve-les-Maguelone is one of the most beautiful wing foil and kite surfing spots in Montpellier. The beach stretches for about 8km and it is possible to sail there in all wind conditions. The most common directions are southwesterly and northwesterly winds. Be careful in onshore winds, be vigilant and do not sail alone. On this spot, it is better to know how to go upwind to foil safely. Access is somewhat less easy than for the previous spots. There are two possibilities. You can park in the car park (for a fee from May to September) and finish the route on foot. It is about a 15 min walk. Otherwise, a small train runs in the summer to go to the various beaches.

The Pontant pond

The advantage of a pond is that it is possible to sail in almost all wind conditions. The best directions are southeasterly, southwesterly, and northwesterly winds. Northerly winds are not ideal for this pond. It’s the perfect spot to start wing foiling around Montpellier. Experienced and expert riders will also be able to find what they are looking for depending on the conditions. It is the meeting point for many foilers! There are many facebook groups where you can find out about the spots and exchange with other Wingfoil enthusiasts in the Montpellier region. 

The pond of Ingril

Located 15 minutes from Montpellier, the Ingril pond is the perfect place to learn. Indeed, the body of water is shallow, closed and not very choppy, all the conditions are met to learn wingfoil in complete safety. The prevailing wind is that of the North-West (Tramontana), only, as it is a pond, it can be ridden by winds from the West, North-East, East and South-West. It is even possible to get there in a south-easterly wind but you must remain vigilant because in these conditions, the wind pushes to the bottom of the pond. As the water level rises at the bottom of the pond, you quickly lose your footing, so you have to know how to go upwind if you choose to sail there in a south-easterly wind.
Pay attention to the depth of the water, though. After a few days of tramontana, the water level drops and the foil risks hitting the bottom (algae and silt). This is why, for this spot, we advise you to equip yourself with a mast of 65cm or 80cm maximum. 

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Wingfoil with the Tiki Center board school

If you want to learn Wing Foil near Montpellier, the Tiki Center board school offers Wing Foil lessons for all levels. Their team of experienced and passionate professionals welcomes you all year round on the Ingril pond or the Aresquiers beach. If Wing Foil isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, Tiki Center also offers Wingsup, Kitesurfing, Wake foil and Stand-up Paddle sessions. The big news? In 2023, Tiki Center becomes the first school to offer Dockstart courses. 
Whether it’s for beginners, progress or simply to get your fill of sensations, Tiki Center is the school for you!

If you still have questions about this, or for any other request, please do not hesitate to contact us !

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