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Schedule of surfing events

Surfing events in Biarritz Pays Basque

The Biarritz Basque country Surfing Destination hosts many events, festivals, Surf Art exhibitions or competitions across all of its surfing spots, organised by the cities, associations or brands.

Another chance to explore the different worlds that make up the surf culture.


Logo Biarritz Quiksilver MaIder Arostéguy

Biarritz Quiksilver Maïder Arosteguy

Easter weekend in Biarritz

It was created in 1984, making it the oldest surfing competition in Europe. This Easter weekend event brings together around 250 surfers from across Europe every year to compete on the Grande Plage’s waves in Biarritz.


Day of gliding in Hendaye

Day of gliding

June 2nd in Hendaye

A whole day dedicated to discovering gliding for free for beginners and children: an introduction to surfing, trying out the equipment, a summer market, beach events… supervised by certified professionals (equipment provided).

Longboard Pro Biarritz

From June 7th to 10th in Biarritz

The one and only French stop from the Longboard Qualifying Series, Longboard Pro Biarritz is an internationale competition for men and women. This first edition will take place on La Côte des Basques surf spot.

Wheels & Waves 2018

Wheels & Waves

From June14th to 17th in Biarritz

The annual event for fans of stunning motorbikes, surfing, skateboarding and vintage. An eclectic cultural offering from a range of influences: art, music, 2 wheels and surfing!

The 2018 edition will take place from the 14th to the 17th of June in the Halle d'Iraty in Biarritz.

Casetas biarritz Cote des basques ©Emmy Martens


From June 26th to July 1st in Biarritz

The festive event to open the summer season in Biarritz: bodegas and restaurants flood the Côte des Basques. The Casetas are brought to life by bands and DJs, and are first and foremost an invitation to a family outing or a meal with friends. It’s a unique chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the Basque coast through an intergenerational and friendly party.


Surf movie projection film canva chairs International Surf Film festival Anglet

International Surf Film Festival

From July 10th to 13th in Anglet

Since 2003, the festival has been a point of reference and an unmissable event for lovers of outstanding underwater images in the world of surfing. It is free to access for everyone to enjoy the giant outdoor screens set up along the forecourt of the Chambre d’Amour to discover the best competing surfing movies.

Music Festival Biarritz en été

Biarritz en été

July 20th, 21st and 22nd in Biarritz

3 days of music, happiness and ocean in the Basque Country for the first edition of Biarritz in summer: the pop music, Basque and eco-responsible festival for July, located in the gardens of the Cité de l'Océan and the Plage de la Milady.


Les jeudis de l'océan in Biarritz

Jeudis de l'Océan

Every Thursday in July and August in Biarritz

Biarritz invites the public to share their summer evenings on Thursdays in the gardens of the Cité de l'Océan. When going to the beach, with friends or family, until sunset, this summer event offers a range of exceptional artists: concerts or acoustic duets, the circus or acrobats, contemporary or urban dancing, outdoor shows or cinema.

Festilasai Biarritz Logo


in Biarritz

The purpose of this festival is to encourage the development of the local culture through music, skateboarding and street art.

Night surfing contest Anglet

Surf de Nuit

August 19th in Anglet

Part of the "Specialty Event" category of the World Surf League (WSL), this spectacular event has become a must-see. The Night Surfing brings together the best European surfers for a night show: the only competition where the boards are equipped with LEDs.

Pro Anglet WSL

Pro Anglet

From August 21st to 26th in Anglet

This is the second and final French stop of the World Surf League Qualifying Series (WSL): the opportunity to see top-level surfing with competitors from around the world and to take advantage of the many activities planned for the event in the Chambre d'Amour



in Anglet

The day of gliding around the skate park of La Barre: surfing, skateboarding, rollerblading & Euskara. A very fun day dedicated to discovering various forms of gliding, but also the Basque language and cultural diversity.