Magdalen Islands ("I'les de Magdaleine" in French) form a small archipelago in Gulf in Saint Lawrence with a land area of 205.53 km²/79.35 mi². Closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the Magdalen Islands belong to the Canadian Province of Quebec.
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Surfing in Dunes, Sestroretsk, Federal city of Saint Petersburg Russia
Near the city of St. Petersburg, in the town of Sestroretsk, at only 5-15 minutes walking distance, there is a beautiful beach where many water sports take place. Dunes is a public beach, easy to find with sloppy wave quality.
The wave in this place breaks only sometimes, so before you decide to come, check the weather and webcams to see if the conditions are right. The optimum conditions are achieved when the wind blows from the west, southwest or northwest and the swell comes from the west.
The fun wave comes from both directions, right and left, disturbing the sandy bottom. On normal days the wave length is short only 50 m/164 ft that on good days reaches up to 150 m/492 ft. All tides are working for the spot and the best tide movements are falling and rising tides.
The swell starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2+ m/6+ ft. Usually the beach is empty, only a few surfers at weekends, making it ideal for surfing lessons. If you live in or near St. Petersburg, Dunes is totally worth a visit!!!
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