Which surfcamp in France? Everything you should know!
If you want to surf in bikini and boardshorts, France is the right place for you. The country has one of the warmest and cleanest water of Europe. Due to numerous beachbreaks found along the coast, France offers ideal conditions for every surflevel. Are you interested in learning more about the surfcamps in France? Then this is the right place for you. Here you will find an overview of 28 Surfcamps located in France and everything you should know for your stay, so you can find the right surfcamp for you.
1. Overview of all surfcamps in France in one card
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Olonne-Sur-Mer
b. Most popular surfcamps in Olonne-Sur-Mer
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Montalivet
b. Most popular surfcamps in Montalivet
4. Le Pin Sec
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Le Pin Sec
b. Most popular surfcamps in Le Pin Sec
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Carcans
b. Most popular surfcamps in Carcans
6. Cap Ferret
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Cap Ferret
b. Most popular surfcamps in Cap Ferret
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Mimizan
b. Most popular surfcamps in Mimizan
8. St. Girons
a. Facts about the surfcamps in St. Girons
b. Most popular surfcamps in St. Girons
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Moliets
b. Most popular surfcamps in Moliets
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Messanges
b. Most popular surfcamps in Messanges
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Azur
b. Most popular surfcamps in Azur
12. Vieux Boucau
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Vieux Boucau
b. Most popular surfcamps in Vieux Boucau
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Seignosse
b. Most popular surfcamps in Seignosse
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Labenne
b. Most popular surfcamps in Labenne
15. Anglet & Biarritz
a. Facts about the surfcamps in Anglet & Biarritz
b. Most popular surfcamps in Anglet & Biarritz
16. St. Cryprien
a. Facts about the surfcamps in St. Cryprien
b. Most popular surfcamps in St. Cryprien
17. Collective Enquiry
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France is one of the top surfing locations of Europe. Due to strong currents and the bay of Biskaya, ideal surf conditions are found along the Atlantic coast. Frances atlantic coast stretches from the belgian border in the North of the country down to the spanish border in the South. As a result, France’s atlantic coast belongs to one of the longest beachlines of Europe. During the summer months water temperatures can reach up to 22°C and provide the opportunity to leave wetsuits at home. Also during the winter season Frances coast offers ideal waves, especially for experienced surfers as the waves tend to be higher and stronger during this season. Nonetheless, surfing spots in France are ever changing and created new surfing opportunities on a regular basis. Due to the strong currents and winds, the sandbanks which are responsible for the beloved beachbreaks, keep changing and offer new conditions. However, the current should not be underestimated and it is advised to make use of supervised beaches. But dont worry, there are numerous supervised beaches in every place. Since France is very serious about the health and safety at their beaches, there are plenty of supervised beaches and surfing instructors need to undergo yearly check ups to ensure their knowledge about safety regulations.
Montalivet is a popular coastal town, approximately 80km away from Bordeaux. The place particularly attracts nature lovers as it is located directly at the coastline, offering kilometre long beaches directly at the surfcamps. Located in Montalivet is the Ujusansa Family Surf Camp and SUMMERSURF | Surf & Yoga Camp. Both of these surfcamp adapt to the surrounding nature and are particularly suitable for surfers who also wish to have some peaceufulnes during their holiday. The Ujusansa Family Surf Camp specialised itself for families, couples and individuals aged over 25. This way they create a respectful, welcoming and peaceful atmosphere in the camp. Thus, the camp character is generally more relaxed and quite to ensure a peaceful holiday. Located around 700m from the coast, the camp offers surfing lessons for every level. Especially beginners can learn useful techniques and tricks during those lessons. A similar approach can also be found at the SUMMERSURF | Surf & Yoga Camp. In this camp, beginners can catch their first waves and learn needed techniques. Additionally, classes are also offered for intermediate surfers. During those, personal goals will be set with the help of instructors and the programme will be tailored to reach those. In addition to those lessons, the camp also offers daily yoga classes during which guests can calm their senses and remain a healthy lifestyle.
The town of Montalivet provides small souvenir shops, weekly markets during which you can try out the french cuisine, and small ice cream and crepe shops which are worth a visit. Additionally, beautiful nature is surrounding the region and should definitely be visited. Around 40km of hiking trails and 30km of cycling lanes are starting in Montalivet and offer first class views of the surrounding nature.
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The Surfcamp Feral Surf Tours, located in the pine forest of Le Pin Sec, offers surfing adventures for everyone. Beginners and intermediates can learn new techniques and improve their skills during the surfing lessons. Additionally, the surf camp organises trips to some of the best spots of the Atlantic coast, more suitable for advanced surfers. The camp character is influenced by the surfer lifestyle and aims to transfer this feeling to its guests. As there is only space for 15-20 people, surfing instructors and guests are able to get to know each other on a deeper level and transform the camp atmosphere into a family like environment. If the daily conditions do not provide waves for surfing, several alternatives are provided by the camp. Kite- or Windsurfing, dune boarding, kayaking or cycling tours are all available at the camp and are popular leisure activities. Additionally, adrenaline junkies are able to book a skydiving experience and view the area from above. Also guests interested to learn more about the culture will find the perfect activity for them. City trips or wine tastings can be booked in the accommodation and are popular freetime activities. Also located in Le Pin Sec is one of the Go Jugendreisen Surf Camps. In these camps, teenagers can spend their holiday without their parents and meet people their age. The Camp in Le Pin Sec is tailored for teenagers aged 16 or above. Approximately 180 teenagers spend their summers here and get together during surfing lessons and leisure activities offered in the camp. Additionally, the camp also organises shopping- and city trips, providing teenagers with the opportunity to discover the surrounding area.
Located approximately 25km away from the camp Lacanau can be found and should definitely be considered for a daily trip during your holiday in le Pin Sec. The city is not only a popular holiday destination in France, offering ideal surfing conditions; also several bars, clubs, restaurants and street artists are situated in the city and are a nice contrast to le Pin Sec. Lacanau is also the show place of several surfing competitions. Some of the most popular being the WQS SooRuz Pro Competition, during which youngsters compete for spots at the ASP World Tour. Also taking place in Lacanau is the World Surf League. Therefore, the place is definitely worth a visit, especially during those competitions, as they offer stunning views of the tricks of pro surfers.
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The surf camps in Carcans are located midth the pinien forest. Closely located to the Atlantic coast are the surfcamps SUMMERSURF | Classic Surfcamp and SUMMERSURF | Oktober Surfcamp. These surf camps offer good surfing lessons adjusted to personal skills. Thus, they create individual goals and tailor their lessons to reach those by the end of the course. After a long day in the waves of the atlantic coast, the camp has numerous activities, such as slacklines, longboarding or hammocks to chill out in. Also located in Carcans is one of the Go Jugensreisen Surf Camp. Between June and September the camp offers accommodation and surfing lessons for teenagers aged 15 to 17. In this surfcamp they can spend a holiday without their parents and enjoy the surfing lessons offered by the camp. Additionally, the qualified team leaders have several activities planned, such as canoeing or mountain bike tours, trips to neighbouring cities or game nights and competitions within the camp. There are always things to do in the camp and a trip here is a great opportunity to meet new people and create new friendships. Of course the beaches are supervised during the main season to ensure the health and safety of the guests.
If you want to get away from the salty sea for once, you can find the Carcans-Hourtin lake in Carcans. This lake is the biggest freshwater lake of France. Here you will find numerous water activities, such as waterski, windsurfing, catamarans or pedal boats. If you are interested in discovering the surrounding areas you will reach the city centre in a short period of time. Here you can find small shops and food stands. Additionally, during the main season umerous street artists and musicians perform in the city and are worth seeing. If you wish to visit neighbouring cities, Lacanau is only a bike ride away and a place where you can observe some of the surfing competitions of France.
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Located on the peninsula Cap Ferret, surrounded by nature, is the Backwash Surfcamp. The camp is located on the “le Truc Vert” camping grounds and provides a relaxing holiday. Located in the pine forest, only a short walk from the atlantic coast, this is the ideal place for your surfing holiday. The offered surfing lessons will be tailored to your own skills and help to improve your surfing techniques. Since maximum 15 people can take part in the lessons the surfing instructors are able to individually help guests improve their skills. Additionally, this creates a nice and welcoming atmosphere in the camp as guests can easily interact with each other and get to know each other during their surfing holiday. After a day full of surfing guests can gather at bonfires in the evenings, have movie- or party nights or come together and play some games. Also the surrounding area offers plenty of leisure activities and provides cultural insights. Wine tastings, boat tours or city trips can be done here. Additionally, it is recommended to visit the lighthouse of Cap Ferret. After climbing 258 stairs which lead to the top, you will be welcomed by stunning views of the atlantic ocean and surrounding area. Also found in the lighthouse is an exhibition about the development of the topography. Additionally, with the help of 3D pictures and augmented reality visitors are able to learn more about the history of Cap ferret and its lighthouse.
If you are over 21 years old and are looking for a relaxing holiday the Pure Vida Surflodge in Mimizan is the right place for you. This surfcamp has relaxing, neat and respectful characters. Every surfing level will find the right lesson here at Mimizan beach. Mimizan is one of the most popular surfing destinations of France and attracts numerous visitors every year. If you cannot get enough of the waves in Mimizan you can easily use the provided surfboards and wetsuits and improve your techniques apart from the surfing lessons. Throughout your whole stay the surfing equipment will be free to use.
Mimizan itself has loads to offer. Cycling and hiking tours are popular leisure time activities during which you get to explore the surrounding nature. Additionally, many cultural experiences can be gathered in Mimizan. Several buildings left from past ages provide a nice picture of the history of this place. In the evenings numerous bars and clubs become the place to meet. Especially the Pura Vida bar is popular amongst surfers and is the perfect place to meet new people during their beloved apres-surf parties. If you are not keen on partying you can also enjoy one of the many surfing movies shown at this bar.
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Surfing is Life Surfcamp. For children the camp provides extra animation programmes and even has a bouncy castle during which children get to spend their days. Due to the limited number of participants during surf lessons (maximum of 8 people), surf instructors are able to individually base the lessons on your needs and help you to improve your techniques and skills. Also the Pure Quicksilver Surfcamp has ideal conditions for every surf level and tailored surf lessons for your needs with a maximum of 8 people per lesson. Additionally, the accommodation has everything one could wish for during their stay. Here you will find a designated chill area, swimming facilities or sport facilities. You will either stay in a tent or a so-called pagotel. The latter is most suitable for families as these types of accommodation offer spaces for up to 5 guests. Lastly, also located in St. Girons is one of the Go Jugendreise surfcamps; this one is for the youngest surfers aged 14-16. A maximum of 70 youngsters will find space in this camp and spend their holidays with likeminded people, all while improving their surfing skills during daily lessons. The team leaders are available at all times and here to help if needed or simply provide activities for your leisure time.
St. Girons is a small coastal town and has plenty of surrounding nature, ideal for hiking, cycling or horseback riding. Additionally, the close location to neighbouring cities, like Moliets and Mimizan is ideal for anyone who wishes to spend a party night in one of those places. Also trips to San Sebastian in Spain are a popular activity and provide the opportunity to experience the spanish culture. It only takes 2 hours to reach the border and those trips are often available at the surf camps for a small compensation.
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Surf Camps in Moliet will be just right for you. You will find the surf camps located close to the atlantic ocean midth the pine forest. Whether you are searching for a party holiday or a little more relaxation, the right surf camp for you waits in Moliets. A number of surf camps in Moliets are only for people aged 18 or above. This way those surf camps provide a respectful atmosphere. You will generally surf at Moliets beach in small groups. This way the instructors can individually help you to gain needed skills. As the beach in moliets is rather popular it can become crowded during peak times. Nevertheless, within a few minutes you will always find a place away from the mass and can enjoy the waves there.
After a long day at the Atlantic ocean you will find plenty of leisure activities in Moliets. Whether you want to relax during yoga sessions or further improve your surfing skills on longboards or slacklines, you will find an opportunity to do so in Moliets. Additionally, the surrounding nature is waiting for you to explore it. Several hiking and cycling trails can be found here and offer stunning views. For a little more adventure you can also go on quad tours or enjoy other water activities offered in this place. It is also recommended to enjoy a game of golf on Moliets popular golf course. This golf course counts as one of the most beautiful courses in Europe and offers stunning views over the dunes and the Atlantic coast. Moliets is also a popular place for families. The beaches are typically supervised. Further, during the tides, when the water is further out, some natural pools will emerge at the beach and are ideal for children to play in. Moliets is also a perfect starting point to explore other places of France and it is even easy to access Spain and visit the country for a small tapas excursion.
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For more relaxation and a holiday within nature the surf camps in messanges are ideal. The Nature Surf Camp is ideal for partners, families or individual travellers. The accommodation is very environmentally friendly and offers first class quality. Also the Nature et Ocean offer a high quality. In this 4 star accommodation you will find a place for 10 people (12 if children are joining). This way the villa can also be rented by a group of friends or families. The beach of Messanges is only a short walk away and offers perfect surfing conditions for every level. Particularly good are the surfing conditions between April and November.
Messanges is a small coastal town with approximately 1000 inhabitants. Therefore, it is the ideal place to experience the culture of France. Throughout the whole year several music festivals, portin events and village parties take place and are not only a good leisure activity but also provide the opportunity to get in contact with locals. Additionally, Messanges is known for its regional wine. Further, the surf camps are a good starting point for hikes, inline skating or bike tours through the surrounding area. And whoever needs a party night can easily get to the surrounding party locations such as Moliets or Biarritz.
Particularly suitable for families is The Secret Spot Lodge located in a small and quiet place called Azur. The place is in close proximity to the beaches of the Atlantic coast and simultaneously also close to one of the largest lakes in France, called Soustons. The surfcamp is very environmentally friendly and only uses local products. A maximum of 12 people can find a place in the accommodation. This creates a very relaxed and familiar atmosphere. Surfing lessons tailored for beginners are mainly executed at Messanges beach, whereas advanced surfers can enjoy the waves in the Basque Country. Nonetheless, a trip to the Basque Country is also worthwhile for beginners, as it is not only the waves which can be enjoyed here. The Spanish cuisine and cultural offers make the trip all worthwhile.
The small coastal town of Azur is in close proximity to the Atlantic coast and Lake Soustons. Due to the location on numerous bodies of water, there is a variety of water and leisure activities. But the place is also very popular with history and religion lovers. As the receiving place of St. John of Jerusalem, the place has an important historical meaning and the buildings and numerous monuments in Azure still remind of the history of the place. But everyone who longs for rest and relaxation is in good hands in Azur.
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Planet Surf Camp is just a few minutes walk from the beach at Camping Les Sabers. It is run by German surfers who have always felt the love for surfing. As a result, they made it their personal mission to transmit this lifestyle onto you. The beach of Vieux Boucau has three permanent surfbanks and therefore always guaranteed waves. Experienced surfers and simultaneously great surfing instructors offer lessons for all levels. After a long and exhausting day in the waves, a variety of recreational activities are available in the cap. Whether a party in the camp’s own party tent, boules evenings, flunkyball tournaments or a relaxed evening in the chill-out area; it never gets boring. The camp supervisors are interested in making your stay as comfortable, fun and varied as possible. In the surrounding neighbourhood small shops, cafes and restaurants can be found. Especially the Mojito Bar located directly at the beach is recommended. Here you can listen to the sounds of live bands or Djs in the evenings.
Vieux Boucau has a rich history. Formerly known as Port d’Albert, it was a village with one of the first ports on the coast. This also gives the place its name; Vieux Boucan can loosely be translated to old estuary. During the 1930s the town developed itself to a seaside resort and is nowadays a popular tourism destination. The place has especially many water activities to offer, such as kayaking, pedal boating or motor boats, everything is possible. In addition, the town has a mini golf course, skatepark and bowling alley, all of which are popular recreational opportunities. Excursions to neighbouring cities such as Hossegor in France or San Sebastian in Spain should definitely be considered during your stay in Vieux Boucau.
The surf camps in Seignosse have many years of experience and offer a relaxed and familiar atmosphere that runs through the entire surf stay. The Maranga Surfvilla can be found located next to the beach and has over 10 years of experience in the surf camp business. This surf camp is suitable for anyone over the age of 18; the average age here is between 22 and 35 years. In addition, most of the guests come from Germany, Austria or Switzerland and therefore the main language spoken in the camp is German. Nonetheless, families are also welcome in the camp (Be aware! The children should be at least 10 years old to be able to take part in surfing lessons). Since the surf villa has a maximum of 20-22 guests, it is easy to get to know the other camp residents and enjoy your stay with them. The Boardingmania Surfcamp also has many years of experience in the business. It is a family-run camp, which also clearly defines the camp character. Only a few minutes away from Le Penon beach, the camp offers individually adapted surf packages, which are also suitable for children and teenagers. In general, the surfing conditions in Seignosse are suitable for every level, especially beginners can easily learn their skills here. The surf spots are easy to reach by foot, but you can still reach popular surf spots in Hossegor and Capbreton in just a few minutes by car. Due to the good conditions, you can also observe the professionals of the World Tour every year, when they make their stop here. In addition, the area is also used as an alternate location for the World Surf League.
You can end the evening in Seignosse in numerous bars, shops, cafés and clubs if you wish to spend your time outside the camp. Seignosse also has some architecturally valuable buildings that portray the history of the city. In addition, the restaurants in the city provide authentic and traditional dishes. The place is also a must for nature lovers and sport enthusiasts. Over 40km of marked hiking trails can be found around Seignosse. And anyone who is already exploring the area should definitely plan a trip to Spain and the Pyrenees, as these are easy to reach and definitely worth a visit.
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Labenne is a small coastal town in close proximity to popular places such as Seignosse and Hossegor. Thus, the camps in Labenne are perfect for anyone who wants to visit a tourist area of France and is looking for a quiet holiday at the same time. The Board n Breakfast Surfcamp is located in close proximity to the beach. As the name suggests, breakfast and surfing are capitalized here. After a healthy and balanced breakfast, you can grab your board, drive through the dense pine forest to the beach and work out with a surf lesson. After a long day you can relax in the camp with a massage or yoga class or explore the surrounding area. If that is not enough for you and if you would like to explore many different surf spots in the country, you can rent the camp's own van as accommodation and organize your vacation flexibly. So you never get bored and you can discover new places every day. The Shifting Sand Surf Camp is also located in Labenne and offers pure entertainment. The best surf spots in the area are selected every day. And if you haven't had enough after that, you can let off steam on the slackline, trampoline or skate bowl in the camp. The skate bowl is open all night and has floodlights. So you won't find boredom in this camp either.
Labenne is the perfect place for nature lovers. With around 1300 hectares of dense pine forest, there is enough to explore here. The town's long beach also offers relaxation, whether swimming, surfing or fishing. In addition, the place offers a wonderful view of the Pyrenees and the Basque Country. These travel destinations should definitely be visited during your stay in Labenne.
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Although the accommodation is typically in host families, there is a possibility of staying in hostels or apartments if wanted. The language school supports you in finding the perfect accommodation. The Biarritz Language Courses Institute also offers 5 surf lessons per week. The language school is located in Biarritz and is accessible to anyone who wants to learn the language, whether young or old, everyone will find the perfect course for themselves here. An absolute highlight of the school is the annual night surfing.
Anglet, Biarritz and Bayonne together form the French part of the Basque Country. Thus, not only the French character can be felt in these places, but also a great influence of the Spanish culture is found here. Anglet and Biarritz are only a few kilometers away from each other. Due to the numerous beaches in Anglet, everyone will find the perfect place for themselves, whether with a view of the lighthouse, wild nature or just a quiet spot. In Biarritz, it is recommended to visit the market hall and try numerous local dishes. The surrounding nature can also be easily explored and a trip to the Pyrenees and Spain should definitely be included in the program.
Not only is the Atlantic coast a popular holiday destination in France, but the Mediterranean Sea also attracts annual holidaymakers. The Mediterranean coast in southern France stretches from the Spanish border to the Italian border. In general, the water in the Mediterranean is slightly warmer than that of the Atlantic. Nevertheless, the surfing conditions are worse here. However, the Mediterranean is the perfect place for anyone who is not only looking for a pure surfing adventure, but is also open to other water activities. The CBCM Boarder Club in St. Cryprien is the perfect place for everyone who wants to try something new. With 8 km long beaches, the place is a popular place with windsurfers and kite surfers, which the CBCM also specializes in. They offer these sports in their classes and have the perfect program for every level.
The long beach and the numerous water sports are probably the main feature of St. Crypriens. But also the location near the Pyrenees and the Spanish border make the place popular. Especially during the warm summer months, many holidaymakers come to the place to enjoy a beach holiday. During this time there are also numerous events where live musicians perform, you can enjoy French cuisine and come into contact with local residents.
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