Indian Motorcycle sponsor principal des Wheels & Waves 2019
Indian Motorcycle als Hauptsponsor beim Wheels & Waves Festival
Indian Motorcycle officiële sponsor Wheels & Waves 2019
Indian Motorcycle official sponsor of Wheels & Waves 2019

Buy an advance five-day pass for a chance to win a new FTR 1200

See the legendary Wall of Death

Flat track racing from Indian Motorcycle DTRA Hooligans

Display of classic and custom Indian Motorcycle models at the ArtRide


FRANCE (January 31, 2019) – Indian Motorcycle returns to Biarritz as the title sponsor of Wheels & Waves for the third consecutive year, continuing a partnership that began in 2017. From Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th June, the eighth edition of Wheels & Waves will again celebrate the joy and culture of motorcycling, surfing and skateboarding.

“From our first attendance in 2016, it was clear that this event was something quite special, and why we became title sponsors the following year,” says Grant Bester, Vice President and General Manager for Indian Motorcycle EMEA. “With such a diverse range of events and activities, it’s really unique and resonates with our owners. We’re delighted to be official partners once again in 2019 and look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Over five days, the Basque coast will play host to like-minded people for an eclectic mix of events, art, good food and great music, all emanating from the motorcycle, surf and skateboarding scenes. On every day at Wheels & Waves there will be:

– A Village of tents and stands at the Cité de l’Océan
– Surfing contests, depending on weather conditions
– Skateboarding sessions & contest
– Music concerts
– Screening of films and documentaries on motorcycle, surfing, skateboarding
– And a schedule of special events across multiple venues

Organised by Jérôme Allé and Julien Azé, the theme for the eighth edition is ‘Back to the roots’. Jérôme Allé explains,

“We really want to revive the spirit of Wheels & Waves origins, based on meeting and sharing different worlds and cultures, this enthusiasm and energy that allow us to live, for a few days, a unique experience in our life.”

Indian Motorcycle will add to the experience once again with its Wall of Death spectacle in the main village, while Indian Motorcycle DTRA Hooligans will be over the border on the Saturday at San Sebastian, Spain for a day of racing in the El Rollo Flat Track event.

For those buying a five-day ticket in advance, Indian Motorcycle will automatically enter them into a prize draw for a chance to win the all-new FTR 1200. The draw will take place on Saturday night at the main stage of the village. Advance tickets can now be bought online from:



Opening of the Village Cité de l’Océan Biarritz
“Log Surf Contest” Milady Beach
Punk’s Peak Sprint Race Jaizkibel
Screenings / Concerts Cité de l’Océan Biarritz

Ride Basque Country
“Log Surf Contest” Milady Beach
Inauguration “Artride VI”

Ride Basque Country
“Log Invitational Surf Contest” Milady Beach
Enduro Race Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
“Cash for tricks Skate Contest” Cité de l’Océan Biarritz
Screenings / Concerts Cité de l’Océan Biarritz

Ride Basque Country
“Log Invitational Surf Contest” Milady Beach
El Rollo Flat Track Race San Sebastian Racecourse
“Hit the deck Skate Contest” Cité de l’Océan Biarritz
Screenings / Concerts Cité de l’Océan Biarritz

Concert Brunch Cité de l’Océan Biarritz
“Log Invitational Surf Contest” Milady Beach
Chill out Village


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Founded in 2008, Wheels and Waves is the successful realisation of the dream of a group of friends, the Southsiders, who are passionate about motorcycles. Lovers of the Basque Country, Southsiders have brought together hundreds of like-minded individuals who gather in the spirit of companionship. “Wheels and Waves is about eliminating social barriers and bringing different sets of people together without judgement. It’s about the joy of mixing together all kinds of communities, languages and cultures. It’s about living in the present without being nostalgic for the past, but not losing sight of the best moments of the past.”

Indian Motorcycle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivalled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit

Ian Austin
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