Wheels and Waves. The Coolest Festival Ever?

Every year, the hippest kids in Europe flock to the picturesque French coastal town of Biarritz for the achingly cool Wheels & Waves festival, where custom motorcycles line the beaches and trendy folk surf the beautiful warm waters.

The event started in 2009 by The Southsiders (a group of Biarritz biker chums obsessed with surfing and racing vintage motorcycles) and has rocketed in popularity since. In fact, this year saw the venue moved from its original home at the Phare de Biarritz lighthouse to a much larger site at Cité de l’Océan,

This meant for 2015 more stands, a larger stage for live music and a giant video screen to play arty black and white surf films to the chilled out crowds was introduced, cementing this festival into the summer calendar.

In addition to the festival, there is a surf contest which sees pros and amateurs take to the waters on stylish vintage craft. This is something we’d love to check out! You can visit their website here.