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Biarritz: What to do when you get there?

Known as the European Capital of Surf, Biarritz is a Basque-French city located in the southwest of France next to the Spanish border is famous for beaches, high waves and spectacular scenery. Riders across the world fly in to experience the historical surfing spot.

However, Biarritz didn’t become a surfing mecca until September 1959 when Waikiki Surf Club was created, opening the floodgates and attracting surf fans from around the globe. In 1960 the city hosted the first ever surfing competition, French Surfing Championship that still runs until today and has increased in popularity year after year.

Today the idyllic surfing scene hosts the annual competitions: Quiksilver/Roxy Jam tournament. As well as hosting the Roxy Pro event part of the ASP Women's World Tour back in 2011.

During the summer temperatures rise up to 25°C and descend to 8 °C in winter, making it possible to surf in its waters all year round.

Biarritz has 6 stunning beaches where you can windsurf, kitesurf kayak and canoe. However the 2 beaches that you simply must visit are Côte des Basques Beach, the main and central beach of the town, called by the locals like Crazy Beach or the Empress Beach. And, the Grand Plage, known as the cradle of surfing, where you’ll not only enjoy surfing but also the superb views of the Spanish coast cliffs and mountains.

The best months to catch some waves in the emblematic beaches are from October to April, where the swell size is about 8ft and wind goes from 18kph to 15kph.

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Around Biarritz

Anglet
8 activities
Bidart
2 activities
St Jean de Luz
4 activities
Labenne
2 activities
Hendaye
14 activities
Capbreton
9 activities
Hossegor
8 activities
Seignosse
9 activities
Itxassou-Bidarray
6 activities
Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains
2 activities
Sorde-l'Abbaye
3 activities
Moliets et Maa
4 activities
Dax
1 activity
Pyrénées Atlantiques
9 activities
Pamplona
4 activities
Aizpun
1 activity
Valle de Belagua
1 activity
Embalse de Alloz
3 activities
Buirgi
1 activity
Pau
3 activities
Ansó
1 activity
Ossau valley
7 activities
Biscarrosse
10 activities
Laruns
16 activities
Biscay
3 activities
Sopelana
2 activities
Getxo
1 activity
Lourdes
9 activities
Orduña
3 activities
Cap Ferret
2 activities
Arcachon
12 activities
Cauterets
7 activities
Pyrenees
1 activity
Murillo de Gallego
11 activities
Luz Saint Sauveur
6 activities
Hautes-Pyrénées
17 activities
Bagneres-de-Bigorre
7 activities
Valle de Bujaruelo
1 activity
Barèges
5 activities
Gèdre
4 activities
Pic du Midi de Bigorre
2 activities
Gavarnie
7 activities
Broto
2 activities
Bergua
1 activity
Ramales de la Victoria
2 activities
La Mongie
2 activities
Matienzo
1 activity
La Molina
1 activity
Cascante
3 activities
Arredondo
2 activities
Buerba
1 activity
Bordeaux
12 activities
Escuain
2 activities
Saint-Lary-Soulan
40 activities
Le Porge
1 activity
Lacanau
3 activities
Bielsa
8 activities
Hospital, Huesca
1 activity
Lierganes
4 activities
Huesca
33 activities
Cantabria
13 activities
Sierra de Guara
21 activities
Santander
6 activities
Peyragudes
3 activities
Vega de Pas
3 activities
Bagnères-de-Luchon
15 activities
Barbaruens
2 activities

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Biarritz: What to do when you get there?

Known as the European Capital of Surf, Biarritz is a Basque-French city located in the southwest of France next to the Spanish border is famous for beaches, high waves and spectacular scenery. Riders across the world fly in to experience the historical surfing spot.

However, Biarritz didn’t become a surfing mecca until September 1959 when Waikiki Surf Club was created, opening the floodgates and attracting surf fans from around the globe. In 1960 the city hosted the first ever surfing competition, French Surfing Championship that still runs until today and has increased in popularity year after year.

Today the idyllic surfing scene hosts the annual competitions: Quiksilver/Roxy Jam tournament. As well as hosting the Roxy Pro event part of the ASP Women's World Tour back in 2011.

During the summer temperatures rise up to 25°C and descend to 8 °C in winter, making it possible to surf in its waters all year round.

Biarritz has 6 stunning beaches where you can windsurf, kitesurf kayak and canoe. However the 2 beaches that you simply must visit are Côte des Basques Beach, the main and central beach of the town, called by the locals like Crazy Beach or the Empress Beach. And, the Grand Plage, known as the cradle of surfing, where you’ll not only enjoy surfing but also the superb views of the Spanish coast cliffs and mountains.

The best months to catch some waves in the emblematic beaches are from October to April, where the swell size is about 8ft and wind goes from 18kph to 15kph.

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