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The best spots for wing foil in Marseille

Marseille is a city renowned for its beautiful beaches and ideal wind conditions for Wing Foil. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, you will find many spots to enjoy your favorite activity. Discover in this article the 7 best Wing Foil spots in Marseille and its surroundings.

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La Point Rouge: Marseille's iconic Wing Foil spot

Have you ever seen a wingfoil spot accessible by public transport? We do! The mythical spot of La Pointe Rouge is located in the heart of Marseille, in the 8th arrondissement. You can get there by taking bus 19 or metro 2. The launch is usually done on the right of the beach of La Pointe Rouge or under the restaurant “La Riviera”.

The prevailing wind on this spot is the Mistral (North-West). It’s also a very good spot with a westerly wind. When conditions are favourable, there are waves to surf the swell and chop to jump. This spot is to be avoided in easterly winds and in north-east and south-east winds for beginners. The swell and offshore wind are likely to take you out to sea.

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Wing foil spot north of Marseille: Anse de Tamaris

This superb spot with south-west and south-east winds will take you on a journey. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, it is a real pleasure to foil on these crystal clear waters. If the wind drops, you can always try your hand at the dockstart thanks to the four pontoons in the port, so it’s a lot of fun! Be careful, however, as this idyllic spot is very popular in summer.

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L'Anse de Bonnieu: a wingfoil spot for everyone

Whether you are experienced or not, this spot offers beautiful conditions for all riders. The northwest-facing bay offers a ton of possibilities, with winds from the northwest to the south. Other orientations are not recommended, especially for beginners since they are offshore winds. For the more experienced who like to foil in the waves, a magnificent swell forms if waves are forecast and the wind blows from the southeast. Be careful, in some places of the bay, the depth can become very low. Be preventative and protect your foil by being careful not to scrape the bottom of the water. 

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Carro: the great Wing Foil spot for experienced skiers

Locatedless than half an hour from Marseille, the spot of Carro is a little paradise that will delight foil lovers. It is located at the WIt is the small Provençal village of Carro. Above all, it is a Wave Spot ideal in northwesterly winds. It is also possible to sail in westerly, south-westerly and southeasterly winds. This great wave spot is rather reserved for experienced sailors because, although it offers magnificent sailing conditions, the wind can change quickly and getting into the water is sometimes difficult. Last but not least, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises, we advise you to wear slippers when sailing.

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La Ciotat: wingfoil in one of the most beautiful bays in the world

The Bay of La Ciotat, voted the most beautiful bay in the world in 2019, is an incredible Wingfoil spot. It is less than an hour’s drive from Marseille and offers splendid sessions thanks to a sandy bottom that makes the water turquoise. Launching from the beach is easy, and The winds are steady. The southwesterly wind is the best direction. You can also enjoy this spot in North, North-West or South-East winds if you like waves. The water is shallow, you have to walk a bit to make sure you have enough bottom. The more adventurous can go further afield to enjoy the swell and stunning views of the coast. The only problem is that in the summer it can be difficult to find a parking space.

La Coudoulière: the best wave spot in the region

This spot is a real delight for wave lovers ! It is one of the best in the area, with a strong swell that offers wonderful conditions for navigating the waves. It’s great in northwest winds, the waves rolling down the cliff are great for waveriding and jumping. In south-westerly winds, the waves are smaller and allow for freestyle sessions. However, this spot will be especially suitable for experienced riders. The launch is easy, it is done on the beach of La Coudoulière, after the port. Don’t forget to watch out for the dike and rocks in heavy conditions to avoid injury or damage to your equipment.

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L'Almanarre: the body of water that works in all weathers

The spot of the bay of Almanarre, near Marseille, is very popular with lovers of Wing Foil, Kite surfing and Windsurfing. In westerly to northwesterly winds, the waves take over the bay and offer magnificent freeride sessions, jumps or simply to glide from wave to wave. The easterly wind, on the other hand, transforms the spot into a real mirror and offers perfect conditions for speed runs. Be careful, the easterly wind is completely offshore, you have to know how to go upwind. Launching is easy, but in summer specific areas are designated.

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Rental, lessons and purchase of Wing Foil in Marseille: The Ridery

If you’re looking to go Wing Foil in Marseille, The Ridery is a great shop. Their team of professionals will welcome you warmly and provide you with advice adapted to your level. You can rent, buy or lease equipment as you wish. If you are a beginner and want to learn how to practice Wing Foil, The Ridery also offers lessons for all levels in some of their shops.

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