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THE QUIKSILVER FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 1, 2023
A week-long celebration of the surf culture: Music festival, surf competition, skate contest and surf movie screenings has been announced and starts on the 23rd!
Quiksilver have announced the return of an international surf event in France co organiSed with the French Surfing Federation: the “Quiksilver Festival By Groupe Clim”, a unique event mixing music, surfing, skateboarding, art and beach lifestyle.
Flores has picked some of the words top surfers to compete at the iconic breaks of Capbreton, Hossegor and Seignosse this autumn
Four years after his triumph at the Quiksilver Pro France in Hossegor, Jérémy Flores has invited some of the best surfers worldwide to join him on the beaches of Les Landes, South Coast of France. 20 of the best surfers in the world have responded to the invitation to compete on the legendary waves of the Landes beaches!
Sierra and Josh Kerr, Coco Ho, Clay Marzo, Adriano De Souza, Mikey February, Tahitian surfers Vahine Fierro and Kauli Vaast, Joan Duru, Laura Enever, Shane and Jackson Dorian, Aritz Aranburu, Marc Lacomare and many other great names in professional surfing already answered the call.
Surfers will team up in pairs. Each team will earn points as they compete in a expression session format with best Airs & Barrels, best Combos, Biggest turns and Twin-fin Challenge. Four days of competition will run in the best the conditions available during the week of the waiting period with the top team with the highest accumulated points crowned champion at the iconic locations of Capbreton, Hossegor and Seignosse. The teams and the competition venue will be announced in the coming days.
The first weekend of the Festival will put the spotlight on young surfers with the Quiksilver Challenge, presented by the French Surfing Federation from Saturday September 23 to Sunday September 24.
The first French-speaking surfing competition will see young talents compete in categories under 14 and under 16. Wednesday will be dedicated to surfing for all and inclusion with an initiation to surfing for the youngest and a demonstration of adapted para surfing. The French Surfing Federation partnered with Surf Insertion and the Nationale Handi Surf association for a full day made up of sharing, solidarity, and good vibes with the pro surfers from the Quiksilver Festival.
The Quiksilver Festival will partner with Enedis, an innovative power supply solution will be deployed to reduce the use of generators. With the support of the Clim Group (Mercedes-Benz distributor), the Festival will take a more sustainable path: 100% electric vehicles will be made available to guest surfers throughout the week.
Capbreton, Hossegor and Seignosse will be buzzing for a whole week to the rhythm of surf culture!
Throughout the weekend, the Festival will host live concerts and DJ sets in exclusive locations. Part of the “Must see” events of the Festival: ‘the Surfers of Fortune Party’ at the Boardriders in Capbreton on Thursday evening with the exclusive performance of ‘Grand Turn’ for the release of their first EP, as well as the Closing Party of the Festival, on the iconic Place des Landais in Hossegor with ‘Young Gun Silver Fox’ and ‘Lewis Ofman’ as headliners.
Saturday 23/09 and Sunday 24/09
Quiksilver Challenge presented by the French Surfing Federation
Surfers from international French-speaking territories will compete in the under 14 and under 16 age categories on the beach of Santocha, in Capbreton.
Monday 25/09 to Sunday 01/10
8am-7pm – “Quiksilver Surf Festival” (competition venues and teams announced in the coming days)
9 a.m. – Surf For All organized by the French Surfing Federation
Providing an introduction for youth to surfing and a demonstration of adaptive para surf during a day shared with pro surfers from the Quiksilver Festival.
5 p.m. – Meeting with the surfers at the Quiksilver Store in Hossegor
Gifts, posters, lots of surprises and a good time with some of the best surfers in the world!
7:30 p.m. – Screening of the Quiksilver film “Repeater” at the Cinéma le Rex in Hossegor – Cinema tickets can be picked up free of charge in the Quiksilver stores in Hossegor and the Boardriders in Capbreton.
7 p.m. – “Surfers of Fortune Party” an evening straight out of the ‘90’s and this iconic era of surfing, with the exclusive performance of Grand Turn for the release of their first EP
5pm – “Skate Event” death race and cash for tricks with the best local skaters
7:30 p.m. – 0:30 a.m. – “Closing Party” Quiksilver is taking over the Centrale and putting on a show for the last evening of the Quiksilver Festival with Young Gun Silver Fox and Lewis Ofman as headliners!
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