Windsurfing/Kitesurfing/Paddle Boarding in Marseille
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Marseille is often very windy, making it a world class destination for windsurfers and kitesurfers. Very close by are some mystic wave spots, like Carro or Brutal Beach. Another well known spot is Plage de Jai at Etang de Berre, a large fresh water pond located west of Marseille, close to the airport. There are also some good surfing spots. Don't hesitate to contact the fellows listed below, they are very friendly and eager to share their local knowledge! Become part of the Marseille region rider community!
Hotschool is a windsurf, paddle board and wake board school. They offer kitesurfing classes on the spectacular setting of la Cote Bleue, on the west side of Marseille. Contact is certified instructor Cedric who speaks English:
Tel: +33(0)6 27 05 77 42
Massilia is the local kitesurf school. Contact is Grégory, a certified instructor who can offer classes in English:
Tel:+33(0)6 61 59 19 52
17 Montée du Cdt Robien 13011 Marseille:
Great store for windsurf, kitesurf, surf, wake board, ski and snowboard equipment plus sport wear. Topnotch team. Closed Sun-Mon.
Tel: +33(0)4 91 45 27 71
Route de St Pierre 13500 Martigues
Surf shop with a great choice of kitesurf, windsurf, surf and paddle board equipment and surf wear. Nice English speaking and knowledgeable team.
Tel: +33(0)4 42 49 16 11.
ZAC Plan de Campagne, Les Pennes Mirabeau (direction of Aix en Provence): surf shop with kitesurf, wake board, skateboard, surf, snow board gear plus surf wear. Closed Mon. Tel: +33(0)4 42 02 58 59 www.rider-family.com
Professional windsurfer Raphael Filippi runs a guest house right on the famous spot of Carro a few km west of Marseille. He provides all the latest equipment as well as bikes and paddle boards, along with his advice about the best spots in the region. Individual rooms or the entire house (accommodating up to twelve people) can be rented.
Cell: +33(0)6 09 85 96 45
There are a few surf spots in Marseille region, towards Martigues: Local favorites are in Sausset les Pins, La Couronne and L’Arquet. For more info, contact or visit the surf shops mentioned here.