Human Stories Sport 52' 60'

Biarritz Surf Gang

Surfing in Biarritz in the 80s meant refusing the system. A thirst for the absolute and for pure sensations that could lead to the top of competition tables or straight to prison.


Through portraits of the surfers of the Grande Plage, the film tells the story of a key period in the history of surfing, as it evolved from a counter-culture to a top-level sport.


This is the untold story of six of Europe's best surfers, known as the Grande Plage Gang, and the story of their rise and fall.


The Grande Plage Gang: Nabo, Sammy, Kikette, La Mouche, Eric Graciet and Michel Larronde.

Direction: Pierre Denoyel & Nathan Curren

Production: CASSIDY & Canal +

Languages: French, English

awards & festivals

  • Berlin Surf Film Festival


  • Colcoa Festival Los Angeles


  • Bells Beach Surf Festival


  • International Surf Film Festival Anglet


  • Raindance Film Festival London

    Official Selection

  • NY - LA International Film Festival


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