Boardingmania Surf Camps

France: Landes

Cozy, stylish and luxurious options offered with these fully equipped, self-catering apartments which place you right next to France's surf Mecca waves.


We have had a lot of fun, different wave conditions, sun, ice cream, lots of bike riding, the short visit to Bayonne and many more things. Patrick is a really great surf instructor and more over is a very good guy, thanks mate! We hope we can come again someday in the future. Thanks a lot!
Alfonso and Maria, London 17.10.11

Fab honeymoon hols! Thanks for having the patience of a saint and for letting all those good waves go while you were teaching us. Learnt loads and we really enjoyed our stay in your lovely little flat absolutely perfect location so close to the sea + calm surroundings+ the best cycle paths i have yet seen.

Tristan and Sabrina, Newquay, 05.08.11 (Already booked their holiday for 2012!)


I loved the flat, surfing was great, everything was perfect. We all wanted to stay especially Eilis- Frances!! Patrick was a great host and teacher. We all got a great surf lesson. We had a great weekend and would love to come back.

Eilis-Frances, Niall, Roisin and Kevin, Ireland, 25.07.11


Excelent welcome, super apartement, dream holidays and of course a big thank you to our super surf teacher. We’ll be back! Thanks

Justine, Romain and Jacqueline, Switzerland, 02.07.11


Hi Patrick

Just to echo this -I wanted to say thanks again- had a really excellent week and felt like I/we progressed in a really good way and at a pace that was appropriate to our level. The surfing was great fun and it was good to cow the lie of the land as I felt that helped the teaching as we had a good grounding of how the swell works and how the breaks form/progress.

It was a pretty epic holiday all round- Le Penon is a lovely little place- people are cool and food and lifestyle is pretty good- I can see why you’re down there!

Hoping to be back next year for more and as Dave said we have some trips planned in the UK.

Anyway thanks again for putting up with us and sharing your knowledge – was much appreciated and good luck for the rest of the season! A bientôt

Matt, London, 17.07.10


We thought we would drop you a line to say how appreciative we all are of the week in your flat inSeignosse and for your fab coaching that has kick started our surfing careers. We all had an awesome holiday and are really keen to carry on and we have our next surf trip booked in for the tail end of August in Wales.

Maybe see you next year, and in Johnny’s words ‘Knarky dude’!

Davey, London, 17.07.10


Well, horribly sad to be on our way home- but all good things must come to an end. The flat in Les Bourdaines is a great location- right by the beach, a nice little cafe/bar on your doorstep and the bikes provided mean you can get from Le Penon to Capobreton in a flash (try and avoid cycling ion the midday heat). Reasons to pick Boardingmania; most attentinve and personalised services going- we witnessed the competition, consistent sea, sune and sand and this part of the frech coast is quite franckly legendary.

Bronwyn, London, 10.07.2010


I have had the best week ever! What a lovely place to leartn how to surf… PAtrick is a great instructor – enthusiastic, encouraging and patient! Our appartment is perfect- loved post surf beers on the balcony watching sunset. Would most definately recommend Boardingmania and very much hope I will be back for lots more fun! Thank you so much to Patrick for being the nicest, friendliest instructor and all-round host!

Jo x, London, 10.07.2010


This was my first surfing holiday and what a grreat place to learn. PAtrick was an awesome instructor, so encouraging and made me feel really safe when i was out in the wild ocean! The appartment was perfect for 4 girls and had all the equipment to make our stay comfortable- even a plasma TV! All of the surfing equipment was excellent too – when one of our wetsuits didn’t fit Patrick turned up witha brand new one and a selection of boards to suit everyone. What an excellent holiday and a great choice to book through boardingmania! I’ll definately reccommend it to my friends. Cheers

Helen x, London, 10.07.2010


I has such a fantastic holiday learning to surf with Patrick and Boardingmania.The lessons were brilliant fun and Patrick was a great teacher! I especially liked alternating between morning and evezning surfs (allowing for recovery time from a night out!) Everything in the appartement was brill and the equipement was brand new! PAtrick made us feel so welcome and really made our week extra special. Such a fun time and i would recommend it to all who fancy trying out surfing. Thank you and hopefully we’ll be back!

Ashley xx, London, 10.07.2010 


Hi Patrick,first of all, it was really good to see you. Second the girls really enjoyed your lessons. We’ll keep in touch.

Eddy and family, Amsterdam, 16.07.2010 (Eddy and his family have come a total of three times!!)


I can’t tell you how much fun I had in St. Lary. You helped me more than you know. In March the Pyrenees are nice and quiet. I had a lot of fun skiing down the pistes and getting tips from you that most tourists don’t get to know. I will definitely use your accomodation and services again, and recommend you to anyone coming to the Pyrenees for a winter holiday.

Danni Swalef, Amsterdam, 28.03.2009


Had a great 3 days surfing, apartment was perfect, surf was great, the area very nice, will definitely be back.

Rufus Davies, Cardiff, 10.11.08


Had a wonderful time, surf was pumping, food was fantastic, apartment was great and the sun was shining even in November.

Michael Parkes, Cardiff, 10.11.08

To paddy! Shot son for the trips and the pad. Keep up the good work.

Bjorn, R.S.A, 14.10.08


Our Boardingmania holiday exceeded all our expectations. We had a fantastic time. A big thanks and good luck for the future. Patrick, Mark and Mireille’s hospitality make the holiday extra special. Thanks again! Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Best wishes.


Rachelle+David, Ireland 16.08.08

Had a great time. Beach was amazing and surf lessons were great. Favorite place to eat and drink was the Cream Café. The cow show was definitely worth watching. Have a great year.

Rhod + Rhi, Cardiff, 01.08.08


Had a great relaxing time. Trip to Bayonne was great. Good luck for the future. See you and Mireille in Octobre. Rinus, R.S.A, 22.07.08 (Rinus came again that October)

Three on the cheek for P and J from

Charlie’s Angels xxx


I had a really great time, it felt like the week passed in three days. Great location, great host, great surf instructor- what more can you ask for!? Hope to see you again next year.

Linda, 12.07.08


Thanks for everything!

Mary, Holland, 12.07.08


Awesome!! Perfect spot for a rental flat. Everythings there. The surf instructer (Jerome) was great, learned so much. Patrick was a real host. We’ll be back!

Renate, Holland, 12.07.08


Had a great time here, the flat was lovely and the beach so close! Surf was great a lot of the time and so was the weather. Hopefully we will be back!

Del and Tamsyn, Wadebridge, Cornwall, 06.07.08

We had a fantastic holiday! The flat was perfect- so close to the beach and with all the things we needed. The surfing lessons were great and we felt that we really improved our « skills ». All in all it was really fun and we will definitely be back!

Axit and Christine, London, 21.06.08 (Axit and Chistina came again in 2010 when Axit proposed to Christina!!)