During a layday at the Quiksilver Pro France, Kind Surf held a workshop with a small group of disadvantaged local kids and adults in Capbreton. Kind Surf, an NGO headed up by international model and eco-activist Almudena Fernandez, hosts many workshops a year in Spain. Their motto is "Bring Happiness", and on this particular sunny afternoon is exactly what they did.

As the 2014 Quiksilver Pro France comes to an end, we wanted to reflect one more time on the magical little region known as les Landes. For two weeks a year, Hossegor and the surrounding area becomes a playground for both the world's best surfers and the common folk looking to mix and mingle with the elite wave-sliders. To illustrate the point, we tapped Surf Europe Mag's editor-in-chief Paul Evans and legendary European photographers Bernard Testemale and Timo Jarvinen .

We like nothing better than a Quik Pro – it’s a good excuse to fly in our team riders from around the world so they can do what they do best – surf (or not… depending on how the fickle French sandbank is feeling), smash baguettes (or shoot them ) and give good haircuts (you be the judge).


Lil' backside sequence from the other night, pre Mohawk. Thanks for having us France @jimmy__graham #pressplay

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Massive congrats to Quiksilver's Kanoa Igarashi on taking his first QS win at the ASP 1-Star Shoe City Pro in Huntington Beach, California

Pumping surf greeted the remaining competitors this morning, the final day of the Quiksilver Pro France. John John Florence threaded the big beachbreak barrels with ease in difficult conditions and ultimately took the win over Jadson Andre in the final.

The first ten point ride of the contest by john John Florence