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Biarritz is one of Europe’s most famous surfing destinations, with year-round swell and many different surf spots. Offering constant and varied waves, the area is suitable for surfers of all abilities. Click here or scroll down to find everything you need to know about surfing at Biarritz, France.

Everything you need to know about surfing at Biarritz, France

Located in the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is also home to surfing competitions such as Roxy Pro in July, the world female longboard championship. Biarritz sits on the Atlantic coast and offers incredible opportunities for surfing. With year-round swell, 5 different surf spots, and a spectacular Basque Country setting, it is a luxurious seaside tourist destination. Biarritz is suitable for beginners from April to October. For intermediate surfers, it is suitable all year round but its best, most challenging conditions, are in October and November.

Best time of the year:
all year round

Surf level required:
beginner, intermediate, advanced

Best tide:
Mid tide

Wave height:
1-3m / 3-10ft

Best swell direction:
West, North/ West

Seafloor:
Sand and rocks

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Biarritz is a popular surf spot known for its long sandy beaches and consistent waves.

The best time to surf in Biarritz is from late summer to early winter.

The most popular surf spots are the Grande Plage and the Côte des Basques.

Yes, a wetsuit is needed most of the year, except during the summer.

The Côte des Basques is often considered the best surf spot in Biarritz.