Aquitaine: beach breaks and barrels

In the Aquitaine region of Southwest France, you'll find the most incredible waves for surfing in Europe. A surfing sanctuary and a natural paradise.


Close your eyes. Imagine tasty croissants, fresh orange juices, beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise ocean waves, and trendy women and men. It's not a dream, it's Landes Côte Sud, a subregion of Aquitaine.

In less than two hours, or 152 kilometers (94 miles), you'll discover the surfing gems of the Old Continent. From Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Biscarrosse, perfect waves are simply everywhere.

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Japan: the Land of the Surfing Sun

The 2020 Summer Olympics are heading to Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Interestingly, the largest metropolitan area in the world is known for hosting world-class surf spots.


Tokyo, year 2020. While tourists and sports fans are in the city for the Olympic Games, local surfers will be riding their every day waves. In fact, the Chiba region, near Tokyo, is considered to be the birthplace and capital of the Japanese surfing culture.

Choshi, Onjuku and Ichinomiya, located 40 kilometers away from the capital, are some of Chiba's best surfing spots. Fishing harbors and pollution are the greatest threat to wave and surfing here.

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