Will 2019 be the year Kelly Slater returns to the Pro circuit? Let’s hope his wounds allow it!
Kelly Slater at Backdoor (Hawaï) january 2018
For now, he will be the Patron of the 35th edition of the Biarritz Quiksilver Maïder Arostéguy, announced its organizer last November. As every year, this competition will open the season on Easter weekend in Biarritz. The best French and European surfers will meet on the beach. A great show to be expected!
The Biarritz Quiksilver Maïder Arostéguy will take place from the 19th to the 22nd of April 2019
The Longboard Pro Biarritz
WSL Longboard Tour last year marked the return of a longboard pro event at the Côte des Basques. The only French stop, the Longboard Pro Biarritz is decisive in the race for men and women European championship titles.
Let’s wish the best to the French longboarders (in 2018, Antoine Delpéro won over his brother Edouard at home).
The Pro Biarritz longboard will run from May the 30th to June the 2nd, 2019.
On its side, the WSL has officially announced the dates of the events for 2019, which include the Landes (South West of France). It was, for a time, being considered to completely change this calendar and to schedule the French event in spring, a much less suitable time with regards to wave’s consistency. All the better for us, who will continue to see high level of surf, with competitors from all over the world.
Pro Circuit events in the Landes, from October the 3rd to the 13th, 2019.
In addition to these major events, there is scheduled, near the villa Kaioa in Bidart
Wheels and Waves, the rendezvous for motorcycle and snowboard fans, surfing and skateboarding, in Biarritz, from June the 12th to the 16th.
Night surf, spectacular rendezvous of the best European surfers, gathered for a night show. Do you know any other competition where the surfboards are equipped with LEDs? in Anglet on August the 19th.
Finally, to dream in a sunbed, the International Surf Film Festival Anglet, 4 days of outdoor big-screen movies and surfing. Around July the 10th in Anglet, dates are not yet known.
Of course, if these shows are exceptional and / or fun, the Basque Coast is the ideal location for your surf practice, whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer. Located in Bidart, between Biarritz and Guétary, villa Kaioa is ideally located in the center of surf spots, from the south of the Landes to the Spanish border. There are heaps of great waves just a short distance from villa Kaioa. Every day you can check the different breaks and chose where to surf depending on the swell direction, the wind, and the crowd. The closest waves can be seen from the living room!
Right down the path from villa Kaioa, at the Erretegia beach, the Christophe Reinhardt surf school welcomes beginner or experienced surfers. As a former surf champion, he conveys his deep knowledge of the ocean, his great surfing experience, his history and the culture that goes with it.
There are many smaller, quiet beaches, restaurants, and places to visit, just awaiting you…
So, are you ready to surf on the basque coast ?
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