The region is known by surfers for the winds that sweep across the spots. This allows beaches such as La Franqui and Gruissan to host kitesurfing and windsurfing events and competitions.
*The Wind Challenge and the Kite Challenge - 1200 participants for windsurfing and 400 for kitesurfing, amateurs and professionals are on the starting line in Gruissan to cover about ten kilometres. A horde of colourful sails cleaves the sea on a round trip Gruissan-Port-La-Nouvelle.
*the Mondial du Vent - It is well known in the gliding world, the Mondial du Vent is a festival where kitesurfs and windsurfers take the spot of La Franqui for a week on show-events. Freestyle, speed and flights on the program.