World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.8 (242 votes)

Windsurfing The Trench, St. Maries de la Mer

Listed under Windsurfing in Provence-Cote d'Azur, France.

Photo of Windsurfing The Trench, St. Maries de la Mer
Photo by flickr user francoventoso
Pin It

This man made trench has been purpose built for windsurfing to take advantage of the best wind conditions. It’s only open at certain times of year and you have to pay to use it (it has to be regularly dredged to keep conditions ideal), but when conditions are right you can get up to excellent speeds with the winds blowing at 50 to 60 knots. The current 500metre Speedsailing record was set there. (48.7 knots or 501 metres in 20 seconds.).

Written by  Zara Davis.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers


when is canal open and what is the price for windsurfing in it? I am interested in wind from 25 to 40kts...

is maybe some internet site with more informations?

thanx for your answer


Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Windsurfing on Vassiliki

    One of the original summer time windsurfing hotspots in Greece Vassiliki still remains a must visit location both for it’s wind…

  • Windsurfing Margaret River

    A world class wave, not for the first timer. Sharp reef and assertive locals. Give respect and you’ll get respect is the motto …

  • Windsurfing Dahab

    Sheltered lagoon and open sea sailing are on offer here. The wind is strongest during the summer months but it is generally a g…

Nearby Experiences

  • Hotel Mas de Peint

    An ancient farmhouse in deepest Camargue, with smart bedrooms, white horses and superb dinners cooked in front of your eyes Wh…

  • L'Hotel Particulier

    "Extremely good-looking, with very stylish rooms and a charming little garden"

  • Espace van Gogh

    Vincent Van Gogh moved to Arles for the lighting, and he must have seen something here, as some of his most famous works were c…

Related links

Contribute to this page