3rd > 12th May, 2024

Come and take part in the world’s biggest water sports events

Registrations are now open!

22 years of passion and Defi

Professionals and amateurs from the 4 corners of the blue planet will meet on the Gruissan waterfront (Occitanie) for the 22nd edition of the Defi Wind from May 3 to 12, 2024.

Described as the “Woodstock of water sports”, this major gathering of enthusiasts brings together some 2,000 riders and focuses on three disciplines: windsurfing, kiteboarding and wingfoil.















Defi Wind

- May 9th to 12th, 2024 -
1500 places available / SOLD OUT

With over 1400 participants in 2023, Defi Wind stands out as the world’s largest water sports event, often dubbed the “Woodstock of windsurfing.” This extraordinary race is a showcase of intense athletic performance, spanning one of the longest distances in competition.

  • 22nd edition
  • Marathon of the Seas – a 40 km Long Distance challenge
  • Pros and Amateurs on the same starting line
  • Open to Everyone

Enthusiasts from all corners of the globe come together at the same place and time to share their passion. After the thrilling on-water spectacle, the event continues on land, where attendees can explore numerous exhibitor stands and enjoy evening concerts. Defi Wind, the Experience– a unique blend of passion, competition, and camaraderie.


- May 6th to 8th, 2024 -
400 places available

In 2023, Gruissan hosted the second edition of the Defi Wing, a new wingfoil version inspired by the legendary Defi Wind. Nearly 300 wingfoil enthusiasts answered the call to line up on the iconic hare start opposite La Vieille Nouvelle beach. Epic battles animated the waters, extending into the village with an exceptional atmosphere between professionals, amateurs and spectators!

  • 3rd edition
  • 400 participants expected
  • Open to Everyone

Join us, relish this unique moment, and explore our brand village featuring the latest wingfoil innovations. The vibe is always electric in the village, transitioning swiftly into evening mode once the competition concludes.

Come and experience the excitement with us!


- May 3rd to 5th, 2024 -
400 places available

The 9th edition of the Defi Kite, the world’s largest kitesurfing event, took place in Gruissan from May 12 to 14, 2023, concluding with a spectacular finale. 362 kitesurfers from 12 countries gathered on the waters of Aude, where the Tramontane wind blew relentlessly throughout the three days of the competition. After 6 rounds and 160 km covered, Axel Mazella and Alexia Fancelli emerged victorious in the 9th edition of the world’s biggest kitesurfing gathering!

  • 10th Edition
  • A unique experience
  • Open to Everyone from 14 Years Old

Organizers present an extraordinary competition format for this colossal sea marathon, featuring several legs of 40 kilometers each. A long distance which, depending on your level of fitness, will take between 1 hour and 2h30. The intensity of the regatta reaches new heights and offers spectacular images.

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