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  • CONTEST: CHIPIRON SURFBOARD TO WIN

    Looking for your summer surfboard? 
    We’re giving away an exclusive one from our partner Chipiron Surfboards! How to participate?

    1. Take your 5 days pass on the website
    2. Winner of the drawn will be revealed during the festival at the Village-Cite de l’Ocean

    NB: Only 5 day pass e-ticket holders will be able to participate to the draw, Early Bird ticket holders as well. Terms & conditions available on wheels-and-waves.com – Photo for information only

  • REGISTRATION FOR RACES & CONTESTS OPEN

    DEUS SWANK RALLY X WHEELS AND WAVES RACE 2019
    Friday June 14th
    6km muddy winding dirt track! 100% pleasure guaranteed.

     

     
    In the same spirit as the Punk’s Peak, the Saint-Pée-sur Nivelle track is prepared to be accessible to all riders. This is dedicated to enduro and off-road motorcycles pre-2000, but since this year, we also offer to a few daring ones the opportunity to attend with their daily ride, as long as the pilot feels the soul of a racer and the class of a gentleman or, of course, a Lady. So few remember the winner of last year, everyone keeps in mind Nick Hashley on his Harley Tank Shift, and that’s what counts: having fun! This year, the site will be optimized so that spectators enjoy a panoramic view of the track.
     
     
     
    PUNK’S PEAK RACE 2019
    Wednesday June 12th
    100 pilots, 4 categories, 400 meters, 1 sprint, 550 meters altitude
     

     

    This historic race that was originally only a pretext for some “full throttle excited” to align their motorcycles on a starting grid and to measure themselves, has become in a few years a “rendezvous”. Facing this straight line, fabulous escape to the heart of a sumptuous site, adrenaline is at its climax! Who has never wanted to experience, once in his life, the excitement of the starting grid that is enough to make you a champion? You do not have to be a great driver or have a racing experience: Punk’s Peak is open to everyone, and to all types of motorcycles. It’s time to train left hand on the helmet … and watch the starter!

     

     
     
    EL ROLLO FLAT TRACK RACE 2019
    Saturday June 15th
    A quarter of a mile of pure fun, whatever your level.
     
     
     
    Two fools who were idiots on the beach of Biarritz, a kind of movement where we felt a unfailing desire to slip with any motorized vehicle … or not (I think our Solex years without engine where the king of the neighborhood was the one who mastered the skid) … it did not take more: El Rollo was born. Riding 19” wheels X no front brake, this race remains open to all participants who dream to realize this kid’s dream… the famous “skid”. A “beginner” category is also set up for the more adventurous to try this so particular type of race…
     
     
     
    LOG INVITATIONAL 2019
    Waiting period on 12/13/14/15/16 June from 9am
    Old school rules with 36 surfers, 9 feet logs minimum, 1 single fin, 0 leash!
     
      
     
    Wheels and Waves Biarritz wouldn’t be the same without the surfing.
    The Log, as its name suggests, is a longboard contest to which the best local and visiting international talent are invited. The competition will be hosted and run by Damien Marly, and will take place as in previous years on Milady Beach, below Ocean City. As required in surfing, it happen when the weather conditions are best.
    Of the many contests taking place during the festival, we’re delighted to say that surfing is becoming more and more popular! Under Robbie Warden’s guidance, the 2017 and 2018 contests, and the enthusiastic response they generated, have proved the potential of this event, which doesn’t take itself too seriously. Good fun and high spirits guaranteed! The contest is open to everyone.
     

     
    GARAGE SHAPER EXHIBITION
    The sacred garage, a place where bikes and boards are stashed, repaired and created
     
     
     
    This year we present the “Garage Shapers Exhibition”, a peer-voted surf contest where boards under 7 feet long are ridden by their creator right in front of the festival site at Milady Beach. Local shapers include Chipiron Surfboards Paul Duvignau. and travelling from Australia Thomas Surfboards to name a few. Stay tuned for more details!
     
     
    Stay tuned for SKATEBOARDING contest registration…
  • Garage shapers exhibition

    The sacred garage, a place where bikes and boards are stashed, repaired and created. 

    This year the Wheels and Waves Festival present the Garage Shapers Exhibition, a peer-voted surf contest where boards under 7 feet long are ridden by their creator. In addition to the action that’s going to be happening on the beach, the ” Shaper House” based in the Village will host shapers from around the world, moving foam each day for all to see and enjoy the board making process. Stay tuned for more details. 

    Contact damien@wheels-and-waves.com if you want to enter the “Garage Shaper Exhibition”.
  • BACKYARD PROJECT

    Got a custom project ?

    Showcase it at Wheels and Waves 2019 !

    In mind project, work in progress, project completed but unrevealed, take your chance !

    For the first time, Wheels and Waves is organizing a custom motorcycle design contest open to all, amateurs and professionals. This contest is intended to reveal hidden or confirmed talents, to encourage creativity, to discover new trends, to valorise “savoir faire”, originality, ingenuity, in a spirit of good humor shared.  Heat engine or electric, old or modern motorcycle, bobber, chopper, cafe racer, scrambler or others … only will be evaluated the development of the mechanics and its harmony with the overall design of the motorcycle, without restriction of style.

    The selected projects has to be new ones, unveiled for the first time to the public and professionals during Wheels and Waves 2019.

    Visitors will be able to discover the selected motorcycles throughout the duration of the event, in a dedicated area for each builder at the Village-Cite de l’Ocean.

    A jury composed of 5 personalities representative Wheels and Waves universe : guests of honor, journalists, designers … will reveal the winner 2019 I June.

    The winning project will be exhibited at the Artride 2020.

    How organize your booth?

    A 6 square meters space (3 meters X 2 meters) will be dedicated to each project, freely developed , according to the motorcycle mood presented in line with the aesthetics of the Village: use of so-called natural materials (metal , canvas, wood, plants …), no plastics, PVC banners. Electricity is not provided.

    Guarantee of exclusivity

    In order to maintain the interest of visitors, competitors are allowed to share the work in progress on all media (Facebook, Instagram, newsletter, press …), but in no case to physically present the project completed in any other  way before the first day of Wheels and Waves 2019.

    How to apply ?

    10 projects will be selected. Send your application to the email address: backyardproject@wheels-and-waves.com before 20/03/2019, accompanied by a presentation of your universe (your garage / workshop, your collective, motorcycles (or other creations) made by you, sketches, photos, blog, Instagram account …) and of course the philosophy of the motorcycle project presented at Wheels and Waves 2019. To be selected, the bike must be finished and ready to roll before 10/06 / 2019. The selected candidates will be informed by email of their participation.

     

    GOOD LUCK !

  • Concours Indian

    Want it! Win it! What a blast!!!

    This year, once again, our partner INDIAN gives you the opportunity to win a motorcycle during Wheels and Waves 8th edition! The brand New FTR 1200! An exceptional gift…
     
    To get a chance to win it, very simple, take your 5 days PASS on our website. Winner will be drawn on Saturday June the 15th at the Village-Cite de l’Ocean. Good Luck!!!
     
    A huge thanks to INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
     
    Only 5 days pass e-ticket holders will be able to participate to the draw, Early Bird ticket holders take also part to the draw.
  • AFTERMOVIE WHEELS AND WAVES 2018

    Dear Visitors, Dear Partners, Dear Exhibitors, Dear Friends,

    After many ups & downs the 7th edition of WHEELS AND WAVES ended Sunday under the sun of Biarritz!

    We would like to thank you warmly for your participation as well as your understanding following the “move” of the Village after the storm suffered at the Cité de L’Océan 48 hours before the beginning…

    Solidarity, the unfailing enthusiasm of all the protagonists allowed us to rebuild in just 2 days & 2 long nights the headquarter of WHEELS AND WAVES aka the Village. A huge thank you also to the City of Biarritz & his team without whom nothing would have been possible.

    Once again, & with your support, WHEELS AND WAVES delivered 4 days of emotion, friendship, races, performances of artists and legends, waves, skateboarding, concerts in a spirit of authenticity dear to our values!

    “Wheels and Waves means living with the time, without nostalgia for the past, but looking in the past for the best! ”

    We hope to see you still so many in 2019, once again THANK YOU !!! & experience Wheels and Waves 2018 with Sebastien Zanella Official movie.

    Stay tuned and don’t forget THE SUN ALSO RISES !

    Jerome Allé, Julien Azé, Vincent Prat & Wheels and Waves team.

  • PALMARES EL ROLLO FLAT TRACK 2018

    For the 3rd year, FLAT TRACK race aka EL ROLLO took place on iconic San Sebastien // Lasarte Oria Hippodrome.

    Winners by categories are :

    – SUPER HOOLIGANS :
    1 Leah Tokelove
    2 Lee Kirkpatrick
    3 Dimitri Coste

    – MODERN :
    1 Maikel Dijkstra
    2 Marco Belli
    3 Wilfried Delestre

    – VINTAGE PRE 1975 >500CC
    1 Dimitri Coste
    2 Olivier Le Quellec
    3 Grevet Thibaut

    – VINTAGE PRE 1975 <500 CC
    1 Hubert Bastie
    2 Fiete Girardet
    3 Caylee Hankins

    – SUPER FINALE MODERNE // SUPER HOOLIGANS :
    1 Maikel Dijkstra
    2 Marco Belli
    3 Wilfried Delestre

    – SUPER FINALE VINTAGE :
    1 Dimitri Coste
    2 Hubert Bastie
    3 Fiete Girardet

    – ROOKIE :
    1 Tom Barrer
    2 Alfonso Herreros Fernandez
    3 Marcos Agra

    – LA COPITA :
    1 Geoff Cain
    2 Arne Toonen
    3 Guillermo Val

    Congratulations to the winners & the competitors !

    Photos © Laurent Benhamou

     

  • HEADLINE NEWS // SURF CONTEST

    Due to conditions not being ideal we have decided to postpone Friday’s event to the SATURDAY, everyone please meet at 8am at Milady Beach.

    Let’s go Surfing 🤘🏄‍♂️

  • HEADLINE NEWS

    The Wheels and Waves Village is currently in progress and will open its door tomorrow.
    The ticket office and an information point will be open tomorrow at 09.00 on site.

    Free parking motorcycles & cars is available on the site.

    More information to follow today on social networks & wheels and waves website, stay tuned !!!

    Official FB : https://www.facebook.com/wheelswaves/
    Official FB EVENT : Wheels and Waves 2018
    Official INSTAGRAM : Wheels-and-waves

    Photo by Sebastien Zanella

  • OFFICIAL RELEASE – WHEELS AND WAVES 2018 // THURSDAY JUNE THE 12

    Due to weather events that affected Biarritz and its region, in agreement with the authorities and the municipality, WHEELS AND WAVES Village must be moved to Halle Iraty.

    Indeed, if the weather forecasts seem more lenient for the weekend, the current situation does not technically allow to prepare, mount, install the Village outside the Cité de l’Océan.

    This to ensure the safety of visitors, exhibitors and partners, but also to preserve the authenticity of the Festival, the events at the Village and its so particular atmosphere.

    All planned events in the Village are maintained (Skate, Trial, Concerts, DJset, INDIAN Wall of Death, Projections).

    The racing program (PUNK’S PEAK, SWANK RALLY, EL ROLLO) and the Surf Contest remain, to date, unchanged.

    We will meet you Thursday, June 14 FROM 03.00PM.

    WHEELS AND WAVES TEAM