Surfspots

surfspots miramar

Miramar

A noble elegant beach between the high class hotels in the most expensive area of Biarritz. You might find a Rolex watch on the beach, or see a naked millionaire getting tanned. Miramar has a beach break that offers good waves most of the time. Pay attention to the tides, because the sandy beach disappears at high tide making it tricky to get out of the water. Be aware of the currents and underwater rocks.

  • Low to Mid Tide

  • South East Winds

  • North West Swell

  • Beachbreak

  • Shifting Peaks

  • Max Swell 8ft

Grande Plage

Grand Plage is one of the best surf spots in Biarritz. Right and left hand beach breaks can be found in three different surf spots along the beach. Ridable waves can usually be found all day long, no matter the incoming swell size, direction and tide. This beach is protected from all wind directions. Night surfing is even possible thanks to the strong lights from the beach promenade. Grande Plage is where Kelly Slater, Tom Curran, Stephanie Gilmore and others won their big surfing titles. Watch the movie of the Biarritz Surf Gang who made history in the 70s.

surfspots grande plage
  • Low to Mid Tide

  • South East Winds

  • North West Swell

  • Beachbreak

  • Shifting Peaks

  • Max Swell 8ft

surfer on a wave at cote des basques

beach of Côte des Basques

The most famous beach along the European coastline, voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Côte des Basques beach is the birthplace of Biarritz’s surf history, where the very first surfers in Europe stood up on a wooden plank and enjoyed the rush of being pushed by the smooth, raw natural energy of a wave. This beach is especially known for the long right hander wave called Belza, named after a gorgeous historic building that sits majestically on the rock outcrop on the north end of the beach.

  • Low to Mid Tide

  • East Winds

  • North West Swell

  • Beachbreak

  • Shifting Peaks

  • Max Swell 8ft

Marbella

A local’s spot with no car parking and a challenging wave with strong currents at times. Many locals can be found there who want to protect their playground. It is the spot where Axel, our surf instructor calls his home. Pay attention to the tides here. A charming rustic little bar called Le Debololo sits on top of the beach cliffs overlooking the surf break – a perfect spot for a sunset drink or aperowith the locals.

beach of marbella
  • Low to Mid Tide

  • East Winds

  • North West Swell

  • Beachbreak

  • Shifting Peaks

  • Max Swell 8ft

beach of milady

Milady

The southern-most beach of Biarritz with a solid right and left hander wave all year long. At high tide, it’s not recommended for beginners because of dangerous currents. At low tides, it can be a wonderful break for everybody. You will find many amenities here – a big parking area, large children’s playground, seaside walkway, mostly clean toilets, outdoor showers and a few restaurants. It’s a perfect beach to set up your beach umbrella and spend the whole day tanning, surfing, eating and drinking.

  • Low to Mid Tide

  • East Winds

  • North West Swell

  • Beachbreak

  • Shifting Peaks

  • Max Swell 8ft

Port Vieux

A historic beach spot in Biarritz right in the city centre, where Basque whale hunters brought back their catch in their rowing boats. This small beach is protected from all wind and swell directions by the rock outcrops that surround it. It’s a popular beach for spending the day leisurely tanning and swimming in the cool ocean waters. Surfing isn‘t possible here but you can enjoy a variety of other water activities – stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling, rock-climbing, cliff-jumping.

beach of port vieux
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