The fun & good vibes of Wheels and Waves continues

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Registrations are now open to enter the Punks Peak hill climb at this years’ Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz. 

The hill climb has become one of the highlight attractions to the festival, where riders battle it out on vintage machines up the side of a mountain that overlooks the ocean. If you want to enter though, you’d better be quick as places are limited to a maximum number of just 64 riders.


Now in its sixth year, Wheels & Waves has grown to become one of the key events on the custom and retro motorcycling calendar.

Alongside some of the best custom bike builders in Europe will be all the manufacturers who have a heritage or retro motorcycle in their range, Indian, BMW, Harley-Davidson and Yamaha, with their Yard Built motorcycles will be but a few of the brands with a presence there.

Taking place between June 14-18, this year promises to bring the streets of Biarritz alive with the thunder of engines as people from all over the world descend on the idyllic south-western French town.

The event combines the worlds of surfing and motorcycles (the hint is in the name) and celebrates both throughout the course of the 5-day festival.

There will also be Flat track racing and Indian, who are one of the lead sponsors of Wheels & Waves, will be putting a lot of weight behind racer-turned-custom-guru Roland Sands, who will be racing alongside Dimitri Costa on Indian motorcycles. The chaps over at Young Guns motorcycles will also be racing on the Indian that they’ve been preparing in anticipation of the event.

Surrounding all the live action will also be film screenings, live music and a central hub where you can see some of the latest creations from some of the top fabricators in Europe, alongside a host of machinery brought along by some of the big manufacturers too, just in case you need to fing a blank canvas for your next project.

The festival also has a large emphasis on the surfing element too, with surfing and skating competitions running throughout the 5-days duration of the festival too. Legendary surfer-turned-musician Tom Curren will also be attending and performing on Saturday June 17.

Visit the Wheels and Waves website for more information and tickets.

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer