Gift Guide: Biarritz
For the surf-obsessed, certain spots assert a mythical hold: Tavarua, Byron Bay, literally any spot in Hawaii. A surprising sleeper locale is slowly emerging as a surf/hipster hotbed: Biarritz. Loaded with French charm (and food), approachable swells and a laid-back, arty vibe, this surf town in France's southwestern corner is a must-hit destination for those longing to hit the road with their board. As a gift guide inspiration, Biarritz wears a lot of hats—sporty, charming, cultured. Searching for gifts for that swell-chasing cousin or colleague? Some great picks are below.
1. Gifting an underwater camera says "I think you're cool + creative," which absolutely everyone wants to think about themselves.
2. Mermaids the world over need this gorgeous tome on their coffee table.
3. If she's prone to surfboard lounging on slow wave days, this chic striped pillow is oh-so French—and can turn her board into a nap-worthy perch.
4. A luxe coconut oil flecked with a glowy bronze relays a "just back from a Biarritz surf jaunt", which is especially appreciated during sun-starved winter months.
5. Suncreen and surfing obviously go hand in hand. This surf-friendly luxe formula glides on easily and leaves no trace of nasties in the sea.
6. Perfect for her beach bag (and year-round soothing and smoothing), this all-purpose organic stick is great on sun-and-windburned cheeks, lips, cuticles and more.
7. A stylish surf gal needs a board sock as chic as her suit. This striped version protects the fiberglass while looking insanely cool.
8. The ice-blue lenses of these lucite sunnies remind us of the sea at Biarritz's Côte des Basques beach.
9. Rugged in a refined way, this woven carryall has lush leather accents that mimic the sand/cliff landscape of the Basque coast.
10. When in France, even flopping down into the sand should be elevated; this round beach blanket does the trick nicely.
11. This beautiful, sea-inspired rash guard is present perfection—she'll love it for crushing waves or earning crush-worthy glances between heats.