Surf camp holidays in France
Although partying isn't compulsory it is definitely a theme which features prominently at the surf camps of France. The energetic social vibe of these budget friendly camps, attracts young (and young at heart) crowds from all over the globe - from total novices to hard-core pros - all come to grab themselves wave time at some of the best beach breaks on the planet.
Regions and surroundings
All of our French based surf camps are situated in the Landes/Gironde region of Southern France where the weather and water are warmest, allowing for several months of neoprene-free wave riding.
Surf camps in France are typically beach-side or close to the waves for minimum effort bed-to-wave transfer, but also conveniently situated for checking out the area's bars, cafes and restaurants. Many come here to surf by day and party by night but of course you choose how much and how often you immerse yourself in this scene. If being kept occupied and entertained when on dry land is high on your priority list then you are certain to find that here with such things as movie nights, a nearby skate park, on-the-spot party nights, organized excursions and even golf all served up as part of the surf holiday fun.
Best beach breaks on the whole of planet Earth
The Landes and Gironde regions offer up what is widely accepted in surfing circles as some of the best beach breaks on the whole of planet Earth. Gironde is known for uncrowded wave choices but with seemingly endless stretches of beach throughout these regions, there are lesser ridden spots to be found with crowds typically centered around the towns.
A wide variety of lefts and rights are guaranteed to keep both regulars and goofies smiling and whether total beginner or of a kamikaze mentality, there are waves to suit.
Landes and Hossegor
Landes is home to the swell magnet of Hossegor – an iconic name which will need no introduction to many. As the home of Europe's surf industry, an annual stop on the World Tour and full of invariably hollow wave options, it simply exudes an uber-cool surf scene vibe.
Landes and Gironde are all year round surf regions with summer and autumn being the most popular when winds are lightest and water temperatures highest, allowing for 3 to 4 months of riding in board shorts. If you like your waves big then November to April is the time to come.
Accommodation choices surf camps
Accommodation choices at the French based surf camps are varied so you can choose exactly what suits depending on your budget and personal preference - full on party atmosphere or private room if socializing full time doesn't fit your idea of fun – all is possible here.
Beachside tents are a common surf base but if camping isn't your bag – even the luxury 4* site variety – then you can also choose from cozy surf villas, lodges and guesthouses with single, double, twin and triple room options. Also up for grabs are dorm rooms, fully equipped self catering apartments and even the chance to rock up with your own surf bus or tent.
Your down time can be spent lazing around a pool or seeking out a hidden garden corner with a hammock to swing away your idle hours. Communal areas are found in all shapes and sizes with pool tables, TV areas and chill lounges as just a sample of what you might find.
Popular for groups and friends
The vibrant night life and young crowd scene plus the budget friendly choices, make these surf camps particularly popular with groups of friends. Solo travelers also number highly among the guests – a great way to hook up with an instant new set of surf buddies.
Surf camps also for families
However, anything goes really – children's facilities and grom age specific surf camps ensure family fun is guaranteed while couples (surfing or non-surfing combinations) come for the endless sandy beaches, great locations and funky accommodation options.
Suited for novice surfers and experts
Almost all our surf camps in France are well suited to the total novice surfer with both intensive or casual classes offered to get you up and riding your very first, never-to-be-forgotten wave. Of course the high quality of the local surf also means that experienced surfers in search of a serious challenge will also be kept happy.
Surf camps France packages
The most commonly found packages on offer with surf camps France include accommodation. Various upgrades make it possible to include different food arrangements from bed and breakfast to full board or even an all-inclusive option. Other add-ons include such things as tuition, guiding, excursions and equipment rental so you can choose your own pricing level but one thing is certain – this is a surf trip option which most definitely won't break the bank.
So, you've spent most of your hours at work daydreaming of Atlantic surf and are desperately in need of a break. Which surf camp in France will keep you and everyone else in your party happy, especially if there are different ages and different abilities involved? Which gives the best value for your own needs? Well, stop fretting and get calling LUEX. We are good at this – if we do say so ourselves - and we can help you find the perfect surf trip to match your funds, your surf ability and your idea of fun.