Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival

Vieux Boucau Brings Longboarding Talents to Europe

PLAGE NORD, Vieux Boucau / France - ASP Europe is thrilled to announce the addition of the Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival, an ASP 1-Star Men and Women's Longboard Qualifying (LQS) event to its 2014 schedule.

The one that got away. Perfect waves aren't just occasional in Vieux Boucau - WSL / Gregory Menager

This inaugural event will run in conjunction with a national masters competition, and will give European longboard stars a chance to compete for both the regional crown and a spot in the World Longboarding Tour event later this season.

Set to unfold September 11 - 12 at the Plage Nord in Vieux Boucau, the festival could capitalize on early fall groundswells hitting southwest France, which would offer optimal conditions for competitors and a great show for fans.

“We at the Vieux Boucau Surf Club are really happy to welcome the only European professional longboarding event on our beaches,” said event organizer Vincent Guelfi. “Generations of longboarders were born here and the club is very proud of its strong heritage. Some of our best surfers have gone from starting here to competing on the international scene, we are stoked to welcome the whole longboarding family in September.”

Damien Castera (FRA) Damien Castera hits the lip. - WSL / Gregory Menager

A typical village wrapped around a lake, Vieux Boucau is a year-round surfing destination. This seaside resort benefits from wide-open natural spaces, isolated and preserved between the ocean and one of the biggest forests in Europe.

“ASP Europe is excited to have the Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival add an ASP LQS event to its agenda,” said Rob Gunning, ASP Europe tour manager. “The Vieux Boucau Surf Club has a long tradition with longboarding and I think it is a perfect match to bring Europe's best longboarders to their festival.”