Official Event Site
EVENT WINDOW: July 12-14, 2015
LOCATION: La cÃ´te des basques, Biarritz / France
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT+1
COORDINATES: 43.4800Â° N, 1.5600Â° W
BAGGAGE CLAIM: Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, Biarritz (BIQ)
TENTATIVE: the Longboard Pro Biarritz is currently Tentative and we're working to confirm the event as soon as possible.
THE LOCATION: The iconic Basque town of Biarritz sits in the heart of the Bay of Biscay, adjacent to Anglet and Bayonne. It's a very popular holiday destination for tourists and surfers alike.
THE HISTORY: Biarritz is the birthplace of surfing in Europe and has seen generations enjoy the playful conditions at CÃ´te des Basques since the 50's. The first events date all the way back to 1960. More recently, Biarritz has hosted the Women's World Longboard Championships and a stop of the Women's Championship Tour in 2011 and 2012.
THE WAVE: A large stretch of beach provides A-frame type peaks in front of the rocky cliffs. High-tide gets tricky with waves breaking over the rockwall protecting the waterfront hotels and restaurants.