Headline News // ARTRIDE Line-Up

One month before Wheels and Waves 2018 and ARTRIDE V opening !

World hot spot for artists & performers, ARTRIDE 2018 will focus this year on more than twelve artists…

> The one who today has become a universal and undisputed reference of the custom culture, Shinya Kimura, will come back and exhibit one of his latest achievements.

> His compatriot Toshiyuki “Cheetah” Osawa, meanwhile, will come from Tokyo for the first time in Europe, and he will also present one of his masterpiece.

> From westcoast, L.A. mural artist Robert Vargas will perform in the pure tradition of East L.A. during the opening on June the 14th in the presence of his old friends skaters Tony Alva and Steve Caballero.

> Concerning photography, for the first time at the same venue, the works of Yan Morvan (Blousons Noirs and Race with the Devil) & Alberto Garcia Alix, member of Wheels and Waves family, who will exhibit in the Darkroom, original vintage prints about the Spanish biker scene of the 80s.

> An exceptional subject about the origins of the Basque Coast surf highlighted by Joel de Rosnay, making us the honor of being the Official Godfather of the Wheels and Waves 7th edition.

> Surfing always, past and present will be linked through the work, in the 70’s, of Australian John Witzig and Californian surfer JJ Wessels for his contemporary vision.

> A tribute will also be paid to Dean Moon & Shige Suganuma through the project MOONEYES EXCELLENCE and its author Cyrill Arino, accompanied by Adrian Lopez.

> At the crossroads of skateboarding, surfing and motorcycling, Filippo Fiumani, Patrick Katzman, Project RPO photos will be as well showcased as other surprises & live performances…

>> Hidden in the heart of the Spanish Basque country, Artride will be held for the 5th time at Casa Ciriza in the port of Pasaia.


© Joel de Rosnay


© Yan Morvan


© Filippo Fiumani


© JJ Wessels by Dane Peterson

Log Invitational Surf Contest

On the 14th, 15th, 16th or 17th of June the Longboard Surf Contest of the festival aka The Log Invitational will take place on the iconic Milady Beach, few meters away from the village in partnership with Yamaha Marine.

> Prize : 2 longboards Wheels and Waves 7th edition !

> Registration open from June the 14th at the village with 4 days pass or daily pass.

Hit The Deck // Skate Contest

Wheels and Waves 2018 will host this year The Hit the Deck Skate Contest and proudly announces the attendance of the living legends Steve Caballero & Tony Alva !
The Hit the Deck Skate Contest will happen on Friday June the 15th, 6.00 pm, at Wheels and Waves village, Cité de l’océan // Biarritz.

Wheels and Waves 2018 Registration now open

For the seventh edition, Basque country will host the one and only event dedicated to Motorcycle, Surf and skate culture…
Punk’s Peak sprint race, El Rollo flat track race, Thirsty fin surf contest, Skate contest, Artride, Concerts and a brand new off-road race, the DEUS Swank Rally will occur during four days ! Stay tuned to learn more shortly…

Register now and get a chance to win the INDIAN SCOUT BOBBER. Click here

Wheels and Waves 2017 filmé par Nick Clements

Nick Clements nous livre son film à propos de la formidable édition 2017 de Wheels and Waves à Biarritz.
Il s’est toujours intéressé à ces personnages au fort caractère qui symbolisent nôtre petit univers. Qu’ils soient bikers, skaters, surfers, musiciens ou artistes, tous sont uniques. Tous racontent une histoire. En voici quelques uns.

WHEELS AND WAVES CALIFORNIA 2017

Nous avons longtemps rêvé d’exporter Wheels and Waves en Californie . En nous associant avec Paul D’Orleans (The Vintagent) nous sommes passé à l’action l’été dernier. Bien plus compact que son grand frère de Biarritz, mais empli de la même passion et du même esprit. Depuis longtemps nous suivions le travail du brillant photographe et réalisateur Patrick Trefz, local bien connu de Santa Cruz. le hasard a favorisé nôtre rencontre, de là est née cette très belle collaboration

Un film de Patrick Trefz et Headland Collective