Planning another roadie down to the sunny shores of South West France with everyone else this summer? Here's an idea. Rather than burning it straight down the motorway in one big marathon over-night caffeine-fulled drive why not take the long way round and enjoy some of France's lesser celebrated surf regions on the way, with way less crew in the water!

Not sure where to look? French surf photographer Michael Nee just sent us this selection of photos from last winter all taken somewhere north of Bordeaux.

For more delightful French seascapes from Michael Nee check out his Facebook page.