Video. Dune Paddle Crossing : A Paddleboard Race

Articles - 14-01-2019

Imagine a prone paddleboard race between Lacanau and Dune du Pilat. An oceanic marathon of almost 50 km … More than 6 hours of effort with a line of sight at the foot of the most beautiful dune in the world.


The result of a crazy dream of our ambassador Pierre Lopez, this event now has a name: the Dune Paddle Crossing. Before its inauguration in 2019, Pierre invited his friends to test it out, Ludovic Dulou, Olivia Piana, Médéric Berthe, Alexy Berthet, Antoine Gatin and Olivier Darrieumerlou.


A lifeguard in Lacanau-Océan, Pierre Lopez practices prone paddleboard in all conditions. He was inspired by the mythical Molokai 2 Oahu race in Hawaii and the Catalina Classic in California to create the Dune Paddle Crossing. Much more than a race, it’s a real adventure where participants prone paddle between Lacanau and the Cap Ferret. We followed them with cameraman Pierre Frechou, to give you an inside view of this incredible crossing.

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