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The coast between Hyeres, Toulon and La Ciotat is home of world renowned windsurfing/kitesurfing and even surfing spots. Note that kitesurfing is forbidden around Six Fours, but ok in Hyeres.
In Six Fours, a few km west from Toulon, famous spots include: La Coudouliere, a selective wave spot working best with WSW and NW winds. Le Brusc located at the end of Six Fours bay, towards the Gaou Islands, excellent by NW winds. Experts only.
Hyeres, a few km east from Toulon, is home of the iconic spot of L’Almanarre and Brutal Beach: launching area is on the beach’s left side, next to the life guard station. Best by W and SW winds. Big waves.
Aloha Surf Shop
996 Prom du General de Gaulle
Surf shop with surf, standup paddle, skim, body, snow and skate board equipment. Rental of surf, body and standup paddle boards. Repairs and custom shaping services. Open daily.
Tel: +33(0)4 94 74 02 32
Nexpa Surf Shop
92 Prom General de Gaulle 83140 Six-Fours
Great surf shop located on the Plage de Bonne Grace. Sale of windsurf, surf, standup paddle (including inflatable standup paddle boards), snowboard gear and accessories, plus surf wear. Rental of standup paddle & surfboards year round, windsurf May to Sept. Lessons available on request. Standup paddle tours. Nice English speaking and passionate owner is Didier.
Tel: +33(0)4 94 07 52 26
Ecole de Surf de Mediterranée
Very popular surf school run by English speaking certified instructor Pitou. All levels, private or group classes up to 8 people. Moves between various locations around Six- Fours, depending on surf conditions. Also standup paddle lessons and tours. Pick up in front of Aloha surf shop. Pitou also offers Pilates classes.
Cell: +33(0)6 68 91 27 86
Plage de l’Almanarre
Fantastic watersport centre run by ex-professional windsurfers Eric Thieme and Pascal Boulanger. Located on the famous spot of L’Almanarre beach. Equipment rental or classes from professional instructors for any level. Provide all the latest equipment; rental of kayaks and paddle boards. Onsite lovely beach snack, beach volleyball area. Showers and lockers. Open daily/year round. Sale of new and second hand gear. Apartments rental on the spot.
Tel: +33(0)4 94 57 95 33
Cell: +33(0)6 07 29 81 56 (Pascal)