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The surfing culture

The must-see places that shouldn’t be missed… especially on "flat" days!

The surfing culture is always developing and expressing itself through all artistic means.
Find some great tips and useful places to perfect your knowledge or stay in the surfer spirit, even on days without waves.

DC SkatePark 162

à Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Designé par Hall 04 et construit par Zut Skateparks, le DC Skatepark 162 de Saint-Jean-de-Luz est le meilleur skatepark en béton du Pays Basque français, situé à seulement 5 minutes de célèbres spots de surf comme Lafiténia, Erromardie... Grâce à son design rapide et équilibré entre street et courbe, ce skatepark ludique et complet de 1200 m2 permet d’enchaîner les différents éléments (quarter, curb, ledge, rails, bowl, pool coping) sans poser le pied par terre.

Le DC Skatepark 162 est ouvert au public gratuitement toute l’année.
162 rue Belharra - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Shaper House

in Biarritz

Shaper at Shaper House in Biarritz

A venue like no other in Europe, open to the general public as well as professionals. It was born from a collaboration between professionals and lovers of shaping with a desire to offer a space for discovering and sharing around surfboard manufacturing. It houses 4 rooms dedicated to manufacturing boards, shaper classes, a technical shop with all the necessary equipment for shaping a board, a cafe, a barber’s and a library.


61 avenue du Maréchal Juin in Biarritz
Tel: +33(0)6 15 33 12 58

The Cité de l'Océan

in Biarritz

[Translate to Anglais:] La Cité de l'Océan à Biarritz

The Cité de l'Océan is inviting you to surf without getting wet thanks to 2 simulators, the only 2 of their kind in the world!
Thanks to Virtual Surf, you can surf the perfect tube! The most beautiful waves of the Côte Basque-Landes region are available to you. An amazing, immersive and unprecedented experience.
Surf Sensation 5D takes you further in this sensation: find yourself in the shoes of a surfer standing on a dynamic surfboard, equipped with a virtual reality mask!
There will be no shortage of thrills and emotions on this surf trip combining fiction and reality!

 1 avenue de la Plage, la Milady à Biarritz

Beach Art by Sam Dougados

[Translate to Anglais:] Beach Art par Sam Dougados

In the space of just a few years, Samuel Dougados has established himself in the world of beach art (drawing on the sand with a stick or a rake) and has become a world champion.
"Beauty, to be moving, must be fleeting". Samuel Dougados, who goes by the artist name Sam, has made this Robert Doisneau quote his own.

Mosaics by Delphine Priem

[Translate to Anglais:] Delphine Priem

Delphine Priem cuts the glass to carve the woman and the waves. She grew up close to the world of the sea and enjoys gliding and translates this into her mosaic works, embellished with materials she found, such as driftwood or broken glass - a nod to recycling and protection of nature, that she holds dear.


in Biarritz

[Translate to Anglais:] Skatepark de Biarritz

The biggest indoor skate park in the region opened in May 2017 in Biarritz: skateboarding lessons and courses for all levels and ages.Open from Wednesday to Sunday during term time and 7 days a week during school holidays (zone A).

33 Bis allée du Moura - Zone de la Négresse à Biarritz

La Maison du Surf

in Biarritz

[Translate to Anglais:] La Maison du Surf à Biarritz

Discover this area entirely dedicated to the surfing culture, located in the heart of the Côte des Basques sea bathing establishment: a surfing retrospective, SURFART exhibitions, free Wifi access, a Surfing library with books and magazines such as the Surfing session collection since 1986, a playlist of movies on the big screen, the list of spots, shapers, contests, surf schools, the surfer rules...

 Bd du Prince de Galles à Biarritz (juillet et août)

Sylvain Cazenave's photo gallery

in Biarritz

[Translate to Anglais:] Galerie Sylvain Cazenave Biarritz

A true pioneer of surfing and wave photography since the late 1970s, Sylvain Cazenave has captured all the great moments of surfing and windsurfing all over the world.
(Hawaii, Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, California, New Zealand ...). He exhibits his most beautiful surf shots along with prints of Biarritz and the Basque Country in his photo gallery.
.8 rue Gambetta, 64200 Biarritz

Anglet Surf Avenue

Sur les traces des pionniers du surf à Anglet.
La création d’une avenue dédiée au Surf a été inaugurée à l’occasion de la XVème édition du Festival International du Film de Surf. L'Anglet Surf Avenue porte les empreintes (stance des pieds sur la planche) des personnalités marquantes du surf sur Anglet, l’empreinte est ornée d’une plaque en bronze imaginée par l’artiste Fabien Cayeré. Chaque année de nouvelles personnalités marquantes de la Surf Culture scelleront leurs empreintes sur l’ancien deck des Sables d’Or rebaptisé, depuis, Anglet Surf Avenue.

Playlist Surf Trip Côte basque

Le surf, un état d'esprit - L'art de parler surf !

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