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Surfing in Ashe (Ashe Vashe), Lazarevskoye Microdistrict, Kray of Krasnodar Russia

Level:
Experienced
Good wind direction:
NE
Average wind speed:
7 knots/13 kph
Average air temperature:
17°C/62.6°F
Lazarevskoye Microdistrict is a microdistrict situated on the shore of the Black Sea at the mouth of the Psezuapse River. Lazarevskoye Microdistrict was once a resort settlement until 1961, when it was merged into Sochi.

Since Black Sea is not capable of producing big waves, Ashe Beach is a nice surprise to surfers, as it can give almost world class waves from time to time, during correct weather conditions. Ashe Beach or Ashe Vashe as you might hear calling it, is an easy to find, public beach.

It is not in the city, you will have to take a car and drive about 70 km/43.8 mi west of Sochi. The point-break waves come from the right and they can be rather powerful. In normal and good days, waves reach a normal length of 50 – 150 m/164 – 492 ft.

The best wind and swell direction comes from the northeast, while the swell starts working at 1 – 1.5 m/3 – 5 ft and holds up to 3+ m/10+ ft. All tides are good at this empty beach.

The bottom has boulders and along with rocks and man made dangers, such as buoys can cause some heavily injuries, so be careful. If the waves are good, you will notice some local surfers that live right next to the spot, taking their boards and running to subdue the waves.

Since it breaks rather occasionally, it is suggested to check the weather conditions before you go and double check the cameras, in order to confirm that the particular part of the sea is working at the time you decide to go there.

It is a totally amazing place, producing waves, which you couldn’t believe that exist in the Black Sea.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Moscow
956.1 miles/1.540 km, 17 hours 50 minutes
Head northeast toward пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Take the 1st left to stay on пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Continue onto пл. Театральная. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto Театральный пр-д. Slight right onto пл. Лубянская. Continue onto пл. Новая. Continue onto пл. Старая. Turn right onto ул. Варварка. Continue onto ул. Большой Москворецкий мост. Continue onto ул. Большая Ордынка. Continue onto ул. Люсиновская. Continue onto ул. Большая Тульская. Continue onto М2/М4. Continue to follow М4. Turn right onto пр. Пролетарский/М4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Кавказский б-р/М4. Turn left onto ул. Бакинская/М4. Continue to follow М4. Partial toll road. Continue onto автодорога Дон/М4. Partial toll road. Take the ramp onto автодорога Дон/М4. Slight left onto the ramp to автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for РОСТОВ and merge onto автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Continue to follow М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27.
BY CAR FROM Chelyabinsk
1.624 miles/2.615 km, 32 hours
Head east. Turn right onto ул. Артиллерийская. Turn right at ул. Ловина. Continue straight onto ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right to stay on ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right toward ул. Доватора. Continue straight onto ул. Доватора. Turn left onto ул. Блюхера. Continue onto ул. Уфимский тракт/М5. Continue to follow М5. Go through 1 roundabout. Exit onto Р178. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Take the ramp onto М5. Go through 2 roundabouts. Slight right toward Р228. Continue straight onto Р228. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Р228. Turn right onto Р234. Turn right onto Каспий/М6. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn left. Turn left. Turn left toward М4. Turn right toward М4. Slight right onto М4. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27.
BY AIR
Sochi International Airport,
67.1 miles/109 km
BY TRAIN

Russian Railways serve almost the entire Russia. It is suggested to check the website and find which station is close to you and abort in Sochi Station.

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