Embarcadere

The spot “l’Embarcadere”, located in La Tranche-sur-Mer, almost disappeared. Indeed, in order to help access for sailors, the construction of a breakwater was foreseen and it threatened the spot. This wave is well-known among all surfers of the Atlantic Coast because of its exceptional quality for beginners thanks to the safety it offers.

The Town Hall of La Tranche-sur-Mer had transferred the request of Maupas Plaisance association to the Maritime Equipment Local Direction for the set up of a break wave. The Local Direction gave an unfavorable response to this request.

The combined actions of Surfrider Foundation Europe, Surf Session magazine and Ocean Surf Report allowed to the mobilization of the public opinion through a petition against this project. This conflict opposed sailors and surfers; the interests at stakes were reviewed and the spot was saved!

Thanks to everyone who was involved in this file with our Keepers of the Coast!

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SOURCE: Surfrider