Hossegor, Guéthary, La Torche, Collignon, Biarritz… and now Cannes. France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is full of surf spots whose reputation is second to none. To this long list of stormy corners, the French Surfing Federation has just added a new address: the Cannes coast. On Saturday, June 25, France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur revealed that the “surf city” label had just been awarded to the city of Cannes. A historic first, since it is the only French Mediterranean city to be labeled. This distinction is awarded to municipalities that value the practice of surfing, but also its associated disciplines such as Stand Up Paddle, which is very popular.
On Twitter, Cannes Mayor David Lisnard welcomed the news using the hashtag
News ��: Cannes becomes the first and only French Mediterranean city to be labeled “City of Surfing” by @SurfingFrance! A label awarded to cities that value the practice of surfing and its associated disciplines such as Stand Up Paddle.
Once certified, the municipality will proudly display a “Surf Town” sign at the entrance to Cannes. “The president of the French Surfing Federation is expected to travel to Cannes soon to formalize the labeling”, explained Stéphane Sisco, press officer of the Federation, to France 3 PACA. A distinction that should make people jealous in this region, as in Marseille or Palavas-les-Flots, cities also popular with surfers.