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The Caraïbos Lacanau Pro is a historic event in the surfing world and for the town of Lacanau. Since its creation, pro surfers from all over the world gather every year in August for a popular stage of the Qualifying Series. But more than just a surfing competition, the event is a highlight of the resort thanks to all the activities that surround it. In addition to concerts, craft stands, sports lessons, surfing lessons, and the discovery of equipment, the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro is a moment of sharing and celebration just a stone's throw from the ocean.
See you from 14 to 20 August 2023
The competition is back in 2023, dates not to be missed by surf fans!
The Lacanau Pro was created in 1979 by a small group of Lacanau's surfers who wanted to create an international surfing competition similar to those that already existed in Hawaii, Australia and South America. A daring gamble, but crowned with success! Over the years, many sponsors have proudly worn the colours of the competition, which was then unique in France. The surfing stars were not long in coming. Indeed, the biggest names such as Kelly Slater, Wayne Bartholomew, Tom Curren or Justine Dupont more recently, have stopped at the central beach of Lacanau. This confirms the atmosphere that will take place on the seafront in August!All about the Lacanau Pro
An eco-responsible event
Aware of the privileged environment in which it is held, the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro is committed to strengthening its eco-responsible measures and pursuing sustainable activities throughout the week.
Thus, several actions with energy, environmental and nutritional aspects have been implemented.
In addition to a carbon footprint for the event, designed to limit its impact in future editions, the week is also structured around workshops and meetings led by partner associations: Surf Insertion, See Surf, Water Family, Wings of the Ocean and Surfrider Foundation.
By the way :
- For water: fountains will be installed in the exhibitors' village
- For waste management: single-use plastic is banned on the site.
- For travel: Favour non-polluting transport! There are bike parks at every corner of the Lacanau resort. And to come from Bordeaux, think of the Bordeaux - Lacanau transgironde 702 bus or carpooling. It's nice to ride with surfers from all over the world!
Back to the 2022 edition
The third of ten stages of the 2022/23 European Qualifying Series (QS), the QS 1,000 in Cannes had a week of ideal conditions, offering spectators a real show and high level surfing.
Three-time winner of the QS and French No. 4, Maxime Huscenot (FRA) faced Portuguese junior Guilherme Ribiero (PRT) in the men's final of the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro on Sunday. The young Portuguese rookie won against the former world junior champion thanks to powerful strokes and good sections.
"It's a bit surreal, I've never made the quarters of a QS and out of nowhere I come to France, probably the hardest place to make a result with all these talented guys and I win!" said Ribeiro.
The women's final was another France v Portugal battle and a 100% junior affair between Maelys Jouault (FRA) and Francisca Veselko (PRT). Veselko quickly got the upper hand with a comfortable lead in her first QS final.
"So many legends have made history here and to be part of it is really special. I've worked hard for this and I'm really happy to see it's starting to pay off. I felt confident from the moment I arrived here and the waves pulled me in, so it's all been really nice," said Veselko.