Bordeaux & Aquitaine


Landes, a coastal region of wild sands and large expanses of forest, with only a few towns

The area is known for its silvery beaches and it is prime surfing territory, with countless little resorts with board hire and surfing schools, many of them hosting surfing competitions in the summertime. Biscarrosse, Moliets and Mimizan are popular spots with both experts and beginners. Or try Capbreton and Hossegor, each with a boardwalk, seafront cafés, restaurants and surf shops. In August and September, Hossegor – home to the Fédération Française de Surf – hosts the Rip Curl Pro, Rip Curl Mademoiselle and Pro Junior Rip Curl Series competitions.