Surfing in Biarritz

Surfing in Biarritz, an institution

The number one sport on the Basque Coast, surfing is a must when you come to Biarritz. Biarritz is an unavoidable destination for any surfing enthusiast. Take on some of the most famous rollers in France. "Belharra", the name of the Basque wave, is the result of a rare phenomenon involving certain weather conditions. Don't worry though, while this wave can reach 20 metres in height, the waves on the seafront for an introduction to surfing will be more modest.

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Promoting surfing

Surfing in Biarritz is an activity to be enjoyed to the full. There are a number of establishments working to promote it. La Maison du Surf is a space dedicated to surfing culture. Part museum, part transmission centre, it hosts numerous events and brings the whole community together. There's also the Cité de L'océan, which, while not focused solely on surfing, offers a chance for everyone to discover the ocean through immersion. It offers a sensational experience, Surf Sensation 5D, which is sure to please surfing fans.

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