This Summer we ended up booking a trip to Europe for the infamous Atlantic Cup, a great tournament of great snowboarders who also are average football players, but it was cancelled this summer, so we were left to enjoy the South West of France, for all its wonder. Above, Stype, Max and Vicky enjoying some of the fruits of a late afternoon.
The great thing about Les Landes, is that even with medium swell you can find some amazing spots which are pretty quiet. This was one of the main beaches early on a Sunday, which was one of the best days surfing I’ve had in a while.
The swimming pool and first night BBQ.
I remember a few years ago drinking this one, its grape fruit flavor wine, which means its probably more sugary alcohol than anything else.
Another of the very best things about France. Dont even worry about those baked goods for breakfast.
Serious zone for some sunbathing.
Without wanting to claim, this was the Sunday we surfed, and it was so so much fun.
The one and only Stype.
The only thing with France which seems to be a drawback is the architecture which I imagine they took care of in the 80s and threw up as many condo blocks as quick as possible.
I have been trying this new board, the Lib Tech Ringer, which is super fun, really enjoy that board.
The man Borni on probably one of the best waves of the trip.
One day we headed down to Hendaye on the Spanish border also. One of the things I always notice about being in Southern parts of Europe, is how relaxed old people are, as they are always seemingly just enjoying hanging out in the sun.
Another day we headed to Biarritz, one of the nicest spots around to go for a day trip. Nothing quite like a bit of high tide to throw everyone off.This day, the surf was so stormy it was probably best to be on the beach anyways.
And…. we’re out!