The complete body and mind workout ̶ and suitable for everyone!
Whether you’re a beginner, seasoned regular or instructor, everyone is treated equally and made to feel part of the group. No discrimination here, much like at the town’s famous carnival… there must be something in the water.
After a small battle to put on the wetsuit, we make our way to the seamlessly never-ending beach — on the border of Malo-les-Bains and Leffrinckoucke — that served as the setting for Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk. The sea air is crisp, the wind gentle and the water a mild 15°C: ideal conditions for a baptism of fire! And so off we set to Belgium, wading through the Channel. The water comes up to our chest as we advance through the sea with the help of a paddle (or not). You can also run, walk backwards, do the conga… whatever takes your fancy!
“It’s a complete sport that works the muscles, heart and lungs” explains Jean-Paul, the president and founder of Opale Longe-Côte. “In the water, each movement requires 5 times more energy than on land. And in winter, the cold water helps blood circulation and massages the body to help eliminate cellulite!”