Baia Park and Olatu Leku

Why does the Center of the World have a dedicated boardsports business park?

Its location the ocean and the mountains, and its temperate climate mean that this region is a fabulous playground to try out and test all types of boardsports products. The Basque Coast has been closely associated with surfing since the 1950s and has always promoted this branch of activity in all its aspects. Today there are 40 surf brands established in the region, 8 of which are the world leading brands. Every year about 1.2 billion euros in sales (European boardsports market) are managed from here. Moreover, there are about 50 shapers along the coastline. Their sales are estimated at 4 million euros. The boardsports industry employs 3,200 people.

Different complementary trades have developed alongside world leaders in this sector:

    • Service industries (companies dealing with communications, audiovisual production, screen printing, textiles, software development, shop fittings, etc).
    • University education: unique in Europe, students can take a master’s degree in Boardsports Management & Technology in Bayonne. Over the years, its graduates have become experienced professionals in the Boardsports industry working with the sector’s leading brands.

The time had therefore come to create a business park dedicated to the boardsports industry.

Dedicated space to grow

Baïa Park welcomes industries and services from the surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding sectors. The business park has an exceptional location just 2 minutes away for the best surf spots on the Basque Coast; main motorway networks and Biarritz airport are in the immediate vicinity.

Olatu Leku – situated in Baïa Park – is a business centre and business incubator. Inaugurated in 2012, it now accommodates 22 companies and 50 associates.

Some of the most emblematic brands are located at Baïa Park: Electric Europe, Oakley France, Fox France, Skins France, Napco Global and the Eurosima cluster. Despite its resounding success, there are still some real estate opportunities at Baïa Park.

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