X-Games – Surfing’s Man-Made Future

30 Aug 2013

The chlorinated race is on.

In July, when the Roxy Pro France, held in Biarritz, got pushed to September because of lack of surf, a number of the women — including Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore and contest director Lisa Andersen — made the drive into the Spanish Basque country to check out the man-made Wavegarden.

Consider that the shot across the bow, demonstrating that when the ASP World Tour fails to pick a spot with competition-level waves, the highlight of the waiting period comes from a free surf session in the hinterlands of the Basque country…

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