Biarritz will host the 2019 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship (WLSC), set to take place at Côte des Basques from May 26 – June 2.
“Two years after hosting the ISA World Surfing Games, the city of Biarritz has again been given the honor to host one of the ISA’s premier events, which will take place at the Côte des Basques, the cradle of French surfing. It is a new opportunity to display the beauty and the quality of the waves of our coastline. The 2017 ISA World Surfing Games in Biarritz was a huge success, with hundreds of thousands of spectators and a record participation. We are therefore looking forward to returning to success with another ISA World Championship in France”, says Jean-Luc Arassus, President of the French Surfing Federation.
The world championship will follow a recording-break 2018 edition that was held in Wanning, China – where 71 athletes from 22 nations competed for the Gold Medals and Team World Championship Trophy.
In 2019, the WLSC will feature a gender equal format for the second consecutive year. Each team will be able to field up to two men and two women.
Côte des Basques in Biarritz has played a historic role in the development of surfing in France – as well as Europe as a whole. Considered the birthplace of European Surfing in 1957, the long, gentle waves of Côte des Basques have made it an iconic spot for longboard surfing and it has hosted numerous global longboard competitions throughout the years.
- Saturday May 25th : Registration
- Sunday May 26th : Opening ceremony
- Monday May 27th to Sunday June 2nd : Contest
- Sunday June 2nd : Finals
- Sunday June 2nd : Award ceremony
Photo: France’s Antoine Delpero, two-time ISA Longboard World Champion, competing at Côte des Basques. Photo: FFS