Surf camp Hossegor, France
|Best beginner months
May - Sep
|Best advanced months
|Instructor student ratio
1 / 8
1 km (Hossegor)
Surf camp Hossegor
Surf camp Hossegor is located in the city of Hossegor, touted as the surfing capital of Europe. Located on the French Atlantic coast, Hossegor and its surrounding coastline is famous for its perfect sand breaks and beautiful beaches. This is a great place for every standard of surfer from complete beginner to advanced to experience quality surf.
The surf camp is located in central Hossegor right in front of the beach Hossegor Front de Mer where the annual Quicksilver Pro France (part of the WCT World Tour) and The Rip Curl Championship (part of the ASP World Tour) are arranged. There is usually a mild offshore wind in the morning, providing excellent surfing conditions. However, Hossegor is not only a surfing Mecca, it is also a great place for intense nightlife. There are lots of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to be explored just around the corner from the surf camp.
The Atlantic influences the climate of the area, creating mild and temperate weather year round. Winters record the highest temperatures in France and summer days are generally hot, but quite pleasant, thanks to cooling sea breezes. During the summer the average temperature is well above 20ºC and it is not unusual that it reaches above 30 ºC. During autumn and spring the days are hot as well but the nights are colder. Rain usually occurs in short downpours and is distributed throughout the year.
Learn how to surf
The surf school is mobile, and beginners’ classes usually take place at the beautiful beach of Hossegor, right in front of the surf camp. Lessons can be given in Hossegor, Capbreton or Seignosse depending on where the best conditions are that day.
All instructors are qualified surf teachers by the French federal approved monitors, as well as lifeguards, and can provide you with the highest level of surf training. Lessons can be held in French, English, and Spanish at a basic level.
We guarantee that after one week of surf coaching both beginners and more experienced surfer will have improved greatly.
The following is included for students attending the surf school:
- Accommodation at the surf camp
- Surf lessons, 5 days per week, 2 hours per day
- Transport to the most suitable wave of the day
- Free use of surf boards, wetsuits etc. also after classes
- Breakfast every day of your stay
- Pick up/ drop off at Hossegor bus or train station
- Free use of skateboards/longboards.
- Transport to outlets to buy surf wear at reduced prices.
Guided surf trips
Surfari is our option for the more experienced surfers. This normally means being guided around to the best spots. In Surf Camp Hossegor you have so many amazing waves just outside the door that there is little reason for this guiding feature.
Hossegor is known for its powerful waves and has an impressive series of world-class beach breaks such as La Nord and La Gravière. These breaks are right in front of the surf camp. Because of this we have chosen not to offer surfari as an option here, but strongly recommend more experienced surfers to come and stay with us, booking only accommodation.
The biggest swells come in late winter and early spring, but there are great waves to be explored the rest of the year as well. The ASP tour comes to Hossegor in the autumn, clearly also a great time for wave hunters with plenty of buzz in town as well.
Surf camp accomodation
The accommodation we offer is situated by the beach in Hossegor, just a minute walk from the world famous surf spots La Nord and La Gravière and crawling distance from the legendary Dick's Sand Bar and Rock Food. Depending on your preferences we can offer you two types of accommodation, standard or upgraded.
The standard accommodation is our surf house that always have a great social atmosphere. All guests stay in the sleeping loft where you get your own bed and space to store your stuff. Please bring your own sheets.
The surf house is equipped with a modern kitchen, two bathrooms, a patio perfect for BBQ nights and a chill out corner, where you can choose between a big selection of surf movies, books and Surf Magazines. You can always hang out in the patio if you get tired of the sand and the sun. Grab a cold beer, lie down in the Bali sofa and put on some music. A brilliant way to relax before a surf session or a night out!
If you are a group of 4-6 people you can also book a private beautiful apartment with ocean view (upgraded accommodation). It is a paradise for all surfers, ideally located next to the surf camp. The apartment can only be booked by groups (only available to rent Saturday to Saturday), and is completely renovated and tastefully decorated. It has one living room with TV, DVD and a sofa bed, open kitchen, double bedroom, bunk bedroom, bathroom and two big balconies so you can enjoy the sun the whole day.
The surf camp also offers “accommodation only” for those that have their own agenda. Independent of if you book a surf camp package or just accommodation you are entitled to use skate boards, wind stoppers, Frisbees, beach tennis equipment, beach balls etc. found in the surf house. Guest who has only booked accommodation can rent surfboards and wetsuits at our surf school for an extra cost of 15 euro (surf board) and 10 euro (wetsuit), per day.
How to get here
Arrival in Hossegor is easily done by bus or train, connecting with the airport in Biarritz or the airport in Bordeaux.
Getting to Hossegor from Biarritz airport is easily done by bus.
If you can’t find a flight to Biarritz, flying to Bordeaux (airport code: BOD), where Easyjet , Norwegian and many regular airlines has services, can be a good alternative. From Bordeaux you can catch the train to Bayonne, which takes about two hours. In Bayonne you can either catch a bus to Hossegor or take a taxi.
The staff will pick up for free at Hossegor train- or bus station. If you need pick up from Biarritz or Bayonne, this costs extra.
Surf camp Hossegor prices
|Surf school package||7 nights||14 nights||1 night/1 day|
|Standard accomodation||510 EUR||1020 EUR||85 EUR|
|Upgraded accomodation||595 EUR||1190 EUR||99 EUR|
|Accomodation only||7 nights||14 nights||1 night/1 day|
|Standard accomodation||330 EUR||660 EUR||55 EUR|
|Upgraded accomodation||415 EUR||830 EUR||69 EUR|
Prices are depending on what kind of accommodation and activity you prefer as well as how long you are planning to stay. Note that the total cost is based on how many nights you stay and that prices for upgraded accommodation is based on a minimum of 2 people per booking.
All prices are stated in terms of price per person