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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

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

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).

Compétition des Têtards

la compétition de surf des moins de 14 ans.

Casetas biarritz Cote des basques ©Emmy Martens


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

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.


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

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

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.


Korkoiak surf jaia: avis aux futurs Kelly Slater !

à Hendaye

L’école de surf New School et le club de surf de Fontarrabie organisent une compétition dédiée aux enfants. Les moins de 16 ans s’affrontent par catégorie sous un format classique avec des séries jusqu’aux finales, tandis que les moins de 8 ans sont tous récompensés ! Objectif : prendre du plaisir et détecter les talents. En marge des compétitions, des initiations pour des enfants handicapés.