SURFING in FRANCE
Surfing is much more of a main stream sport in France than it is elsewhere in Europe. There are hundreds of places where people surf along the French Atlantic coast and even the Mediterranean.
The epicentre for surfing in France has to be Hossegor in the south-west. The sandbanks produce powerful barrels that draw surfers from all over the world. Each year in the autumn the Quiksilver Pro world series surfing competition comes to town and the world's best surfers battle it out over 5 or 6 days.
For a more mellow surfing experience, head to Biarritz. Huge sandy beaches and rolling waves make this a great place to learn to surf. This year in May, Biarritz will host the ISA World Surfing Games which acts as a qualifier round for surfers hoping to represent their country at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
ORGANISE YOUR SURF TRIP
Once you've chosen the perfect destination for your ability and style of surfing, you need to organise your accommodation, airport transfers, surfboard hire and lessons. We've got your back. We work with the best companies in the industry to help you organise an unforgettable surf trip.
Check out the best surf spots on France's Atlantic Coast for your next surfing holiday.
Hendaye, right on the border with Spain is the best place on the Basque Coast to learn to surf.
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