We were lucky enough to be in Seignosse Hossegor for the start of the Swatch Girls Pro France six-star rated surf competition. The massive beach breaks that happen here because of the deep ocean trench just off shore make this a World class surf venue.
Unlike at home - everything was free, parking, programme and posters.
One of the surfers was Bethany Hamilton who is one of the best, despite loosing an arm to a Tiger Shark at just age 13. She has had several inspirational films made about her life, including Soul Surfer made last year.
We had a fantastic couple of days watching the surfers whilst eating our baguette and cheese.