The Oxbow Pro World Longboard Championship, an ASP WLC Mens Event, has been scheduled to take place in Anglet, France between 30th April and 6th May, 2007.

The modern longboard allows surfers to ride on all kinds of waves, and to combine style and remarkable artistic sense with radicalism. Today, professional longboarders aspire to the creation of a genuine international longboard tour, a goal that has led to the idea of developing major competitions in line with the expectations of top surfers around the globe.

The Oxbow Pro World Longboard Championship has stepped up to answer these expectations, with this World Longboard Championship being the first critical rendezvous for international longboarders in 2007. This major event will be the initial stage of a future World Longboard Tour that Oxbow is endeavouring to give new life to, in order to bring it up to the level of the WCT, the international shortboard championship.

A "Made in France" Brand: Oxbow On the strength of its long and focused involvement in the sport, its association with some of the greatest surfers in the world, and its 12 world championship contests at exotic spots like Haleiwa, Malibu, Saint Leu, Makaha, Jeffrey's Bay, Cabo San Lucas, and Raglan, Oxbow can justly claim to be the brand that has brought back the eminence of longboarding.

After creating the first longboard world championship in 1992 with Nat Young, this French brand takes it on again, with this event reinforcing the Oxbow image as an innovative and dependable brand. With this new project, Oxbow shows it supports longboarding and intends to play a prominent role in the creation of a bona fide longboard world tour.

It has selected Anglet on the Basque Coast, France as it's venue as it is famed as the cradle of European surfing. The Basque Coast offers a region rich in surf spots, perfect for hosting a world longboard championship. By refining its infrastructure year after year, Anglet answers to the practice of this sport on its four and a half kilometres of beaches. Its northern beaches offer the best as far as beach breaks on this coast, with three international famous beaches: les Cavaliers, la Barre and les Dunes, all ideal for organizing the World Longboard Professional Championship 2007.

Longboarding in the Limelight for Seven Days On one of the most technical and powerful waves of the Basque Coast, les Cavaliers, the best longboarders of the world will demonstrate their talent to spectators, led by Oxbow team riders Ben Skinner, Duane De Soto, Eduardo Bagé and Antoine Delpero (Oxbow's native to the spot and grand hope). On the program for this ASP event is the celebration of the ancient sport of longboarding and its brand new developments. Longboarding has never been so modern!

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