In the shade of the majestic Landes pines, Hossegor and the surrounding area are transformed every year into a veritable arena for surfers from all over the world. The Landes department is more than just a tourist destination; it’s the beating heart of the European surf scene.
A History Rooted in Tradition
Les Landes has a rich surfing history. Since the first surfboards touched its waters in the 60s, the region has established itself as the cradle of French and European surfing. Over the years, thanks to its perfect wave conditions and deep-rooted surf culture, the Landes has become the epicenter of top-level surfing competitions in France.
Every year, the beaches of Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton attract the world’s best surfers for iconic competitions such as the‘Quiksilver Pro France‘. These events not only attract thousands of spectators to our beaches, they also put our cities in the global spotlight.
These competitions are more than just a show; they’re a showcase for the talent, determination and passion this sport demands. Surfers compete in sometimes unpredictable conditions, combining strength, technique and strategy to dominate the Landes waves.
The hype surrounding these competitions is not just good for the sport. It boosts our local economy, attracts tourists and puts our magnificent beaches on the world map. But more than that, these events reinforce local pride and remind us of the importance of preserving our marine environment for future generations.
Get involved and participate
If high-level competition seems out of your reach, don’t forget that there are many local competitions throughout the year, accessible to all levels. At our surf school in Seignosse, we prepare surfers of all ages and levels to compete, or simply to improve their technique and make the most of our Landes waves.
Surfing in the Landes is much more than just a sport or a pastime. It’s an integral part of our culture, our identity. The competitions held here every year are not just a spectacle, but a reminder of the passion, community and beauty of surfing.
So, whether you’re a professional surfer or a beginner, we invite you to join our community, enjoy the waves and experience the magic of surfing in the Landes. And if you’d like to learn or perfect your skills, we look forward to welcoming you! 🏄♂️🌊🤙