In the long, stunning coastline of south Landes, France has an exceptional playground to o er the shortboard elite. Renowned for having some of the best beachbreaks on the planet, the Aquitaine region boasts some 230km of sandbanks that come to life every autumn, while the very best hollow barrels are to be found around the town of Hossegor.
For the organizers, this wealth of quality spots combined with regular, powerful swells and the exibility to quickly move the contest site to the best available banks ensure the Quiksilver & Roxy Pro France is one of the most consistent events on the tour.
The combination of the world’s best surfers riding some of Europe’s best waves ensures a huge and en- thusiastic audience, year after year. With approxima- tely 100,000 people attending the Quiksilver & Roxy Pro France each year, the contests represent a major tourism event for a region that’s synonymous with European surf culture.