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Caraïbos Lacanau Pro to Open French Leg in August

One of the oldest surfing events in Europe and the world, the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro returns this summer!

What?

A QS1,500 for both men and women this year, it will be the eighth stop on the European Qualifying Series that count twelve events in 2018. Formerly a CT event, and a major QS a few years back, all the greats have made their mark on the iconic beach breaks of Lacanau's central beach.

Lacanau Contest site.Caraibos Lacanau 2017 If you don't like crowds, stay away from the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro, you've been warned! WSL / Laurent Masurel

Marc Lacomare and Philippa Anderson are the most recent winners and there's a strong chance other future stars will take out this year's edition.

Plus there's a flurry of side activations with yoga and fitness classes, skate and skimboard demos, a mini surf-film festival and daily musical acts on the main stage.

Where?

An hour away from France's Southwest main city of Bordeaux, Lacanau is an extremely popular beach destination in summer and welcomes hordes of people in July and August every year.

The event site usually sets up on the northern end of the promenade near the Lacanau surf club headquarters. Here, peaky and punchy lefts and rights break out front in shallow waters and produce high-performance waves that can go world class when conditions cooperate.

Vahine Fierro (PYF) .Caraibos Lacanau 2017 How's this for a punchy beach break? Vahine Fierro takes on a slab-looking right last year. WSL / Laurent Masurel

When?

Tune in from August 14-19, 2018 and check out all the photos, videos and updates right here!

In the meantime, check out a gallery of pictures from the 2017 edition:

A Lacanau gem goes unridden.
WSL / Laurent Masurel
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A Lacanau gem goes unridden.
WSL / Laurent Masurel
1 of 19
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