Punk’s Peak 2019 podiums

Punk’s Peak 2019 podiums :

PRE 50

  1. Troy Corser
  2. Hadrien Fabre
  3. Kazuo Fukuda


  1. Paul Young
  2. Patrick Esser
  3. David Papilloud

PRE 75

  1. Marc Holstein
  2. Eric Roux
  3. Jérôme Allé


  1. Eric Benedict
  2. Jeremy Legodou
  3. Manuel Huguet

Wheels & Waves 2019 newspaper is out

– Manifesto
– Village map and practical information
– Races and contests explanations
– Complete Artride, music and cinema program

BACK TO THE ROOTS! ⚡️The Wheels & Waves 2019 newspaper is now available. You will find there all the information needed to get yourself ready for the festival. See you in less than a month 🤟🏻

The paper version will be available in the village, at the skatepark and in a selection of hotels, restaurants, shops and other establishments in Biarritz and its surroundings.

Big thanks to our partners Indian Motorcycle, Breitling, Honda, Motul France, Deus Ex Machina France – The Tenement of Tenacity, BMW Motorrad France, BMW Group Classic, Royal Enfield, DMD, Moto Heroes..

Access to the newspaper

Artride 2019 : welcome to Richard Aujard

Pleased & honored to announce the participation of the famous Photographer Richard Aujard to ARTRIDE 2019!

Fashion, Actors photographer and film maker, Richard Aujard is also, and perhaps above all, a man of the land who has been around worldwide to feed his own passion since the 80’s. The world of motorcycle takes a place of choice in his life. At Wheels and Waves 8th edition, he will showcase a series dedicated to bikers.

A huge thanks to him and once again Filo Loco.
Full interview in French and English below!

35 years of fashion covers, exhibitions, books, short-cuts … The reputation of the photographer and director is well established.

Among others, Eric Cantona, Mike Tyson, Mexican cowboys, Navajo tribes, Hopis and Apaches, homeless children in Mongolia, Haiti after the earthquake, Marines of the French Army … “I do not like sophistication, which I like is showing the strength and the cracks, the scars of life. In my opinion, it’s more beautiful than three layers of makeup. I cover a lot of different worlds, but I have two great passions: boxing and motorcycle. Motorcycles, it’s me! I am a biker at heart. At 16, I was champion of Enduro in France. Since 1984, I ride Harley or Triumph. I’ve traveled the worldwide to photograph MC around the world. ”

For Wheels and Waves, he has selected prints that flourish in the late 80’s, from his many encounters. Among them, we recognize some familiar faces.

“I met Michael Hutchense, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, or Mickey Rourke who welcomed me to his home in Los Angeles and whom I’m still very close to. Besides, I just made a documentary about him, currently in post-production. At each shot, I need to install a proximity, an exchange. My biggest pleasure is that the photo pleases the model. You will not see stolen photos in my work.”

It is enough to listen to the man two minutes to understand that the human encounter is the driving force of his practice. He is excited to be part of the Wheels and Waves adventure.

“I was born and raised in the Basque Country, my children were born in Biarritz. It’s a pleasure to come back here for Wheels and Waves. I was here last year. I loved the spirit of sharing and celebration, this mix of motorcycles, surfing, skateboarding, looks. This year, I will come with my Harley Dyna Low Rider S. Meet passionate people, ride in the Basque Country: that fun! “.

Rendez-vous is held Thursday, June 13 at the Biarritz skatepark, for the opening night of the Artride in the presence of the artist.

HIT THE DECK skate contest

Wanna skate the ramp like Steve Caballero 😏
HIT THE DECK skate contest is coming back at Wheels & Waves 2019 – Official Event! Fresh skateboarding going on at the Village-Cité de l’Ocean.

Some cash & nice prizes will be dropped out of the jams & happening sessions…

No time to lose, put HIT THE DECK on your agenda & come share great time in Biarritz 12th to 16th June 2019! Huge thanks to our skate partners Volcom & Confusion Magazine: International DIY Skateboarding Magazine

Registration ▶︎ wheels-and-waves.com/en/skate


Builder, racer, winner of the 2018 Okie Dokie race, the iconic & respected Kazuo Fukuda will attend Wheels and Waves for the first time!
Full interview in French and English below.

Arigatogozaimashita & see you in June Kazuo


Founder of the workshop Buddy Custom Cycles (Yokohama, Japan) and fiery flat track pilot, Kazuo Fukuda will bite the dust on Basque Country tracks, with his son Kosuke. At Wheels and Waves, he will ride his favorite craft, an unlikely Harley Flathead 45. The show promises to be epic.

“At 16, I wanted to be pilot, but I quickly lost all hope of becoming a professional one. I worked for 6 years at the Harley “Sundance” store in Tokyo, before creating Buddy Custom Cycles in 1996. In 2000, I discovered the flat track competition. Since then, I am fascinated by these machines and their driving technique. Today, I build both motorcycles and I drive them. At first, I refused to race on old motorcycles. But today that many parts are available, I started. I have completely made the frame of this bike using a CRMO thin tube, and for Wheels and Waves I’m still working on lightening the whole thing. My friend Takashi Urashima brought to the bike his graphic identity, which became a kind of “tattoo” of Buddy Custom Cycles.

His son Kosuke, talented pilot, will also be in Biarritz to give us a demonstration of the full extent of his virtuosity. The legend says that the disciple would exceed the master. Transmission as an evidence? “Life is made to have fun! that’s what I always taught Kosuke. He has been in contact with motorcycles since he was a child, but I never really wanted to make him a pilot. Today, I have only one advice to give him: “Do not fall in front of everyone during the race! “.


We are pleased to announce the attendance of Jeremy Tagand,
Deus Ex Machina bike builder, designer, engineer, test pilot at
Wheels & Waves 2019. French do it better!

Discover Jeremy’s interview below!


– How started the DEUS adventure?

I’m on two wheels since I was little. School was not my thing. As soon as I turned 14, I followed my inclination and multiplied the experiences. I served as a mechanic for Police squad, I also worked in dealership. Then, I lost sight of this environment until during an Australian trip, I stumbled upon the store Deus in Sydney which had just opened. It was in 2007. They were looking for a mechanic, It started as a temporary job & finally turned into a 4 years contract … ! All my passion is reassembled at once. I worked like crazy, day and night, I took evening classes to learn to weld, to work different materials. I built lots of motorbikes, all different. We can say that Deus and I “grew up” together.

– Today, what changed in your life?

I am responsible – and the only one mechanic of Deus Sydney motorcycle department. I am married, and my second daughter has just been born. 13 years later, I continue to get up every morning at 5 am to go surf whatever the weather, before taking my motorcycle to go to the workshop. My greatest chance and motivation is to be happy where I decided to live. If there is one thing that has not changed, it is that I always have the smile when I go to work.

– What inspires you the evolution of the custom scene since ten years?

Since Deus started in the retro custom 10 years ago, the evolution is phenomenal. New projects are coming up every day in the world, there are countless talented builders. The level of creativity is limitless, there is something for every taste and every budget. Anyone can express himself through the customization of his bike. But I believe that the major evolution, the one we builders are most proud of, is that the biggest international manufacturers are inspired by what we do to produce stock motorcycles. In the meantime, the bike itself continues to evolve – with the electric motorcycle tomorrow – and from our side, there is always more to learn …

– What means Wheels and Waves for you?

I first came to Wheels and Waves 5 years ago with my wife during my honeymoon! Since then, I am keeping an eye on the event from Australia. Wheels and Waves is today one of the major motorcycle events worldwide. It’s a big “hotspot” where & when you can both ride a motorcycle, meet builders, meet your clients, your colleagues … It’s a chance for me to come back this year, I’ll be able to take a closer look at the changes , have fun on a motorcycle, perhaps catching up new opportunities, who knows? And above all, meet all those people from around the world to have a great time!


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