International Surfing Association (ISA) choose Biarritz
The city has indeed been choosen to host the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games. This announce brings the competition to Europe for the first time since 2008 ! The decision was held in Costa da Caparica, in Portugal.
In May 2017, the 30th world’s best national surfing teams will come to compete for gold medals and first places. In fact it will not only be in Biarritz, but also in Bidart and Anglet, two others cities well known for their surfing spots.
This event has already been organised in the Basque and Landes country : 1980 for Biarritz and 1992 for Lacanau.
The news has made everyone happy because Biarritz is known as the birthplace of the European surf.
— Thierry Braillard (@Th_Braillard) 19 septembre 2016
In 1957 an american scriptwriter, Peter Viertel brings a surf in the city of Biarritz and give it to young men of the city that will become : “the tontons surfeurs”. But, that’s another story …