The mayor of Anglet has issued a ban on hydrofoil equipment in local beaches. The French surf town wants to protect beachgoers and swimmers.
Claude Olive signed an executive order that will change the way local and foreign water sports enthusiasts engage with the idyllic 2.8-mile (4.5 kilometers) stretch of beaches.
Anglet is a coastal commune located in the southwest of France, near Biarritz. The shoreline is comprised of 11 beaches and, in all of them, hydrofoils will not be allowed from May 29, 2018.