Surfing for beginners: 5 spots in France

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Surfing for beginners: 5 spots in France


If you would like to learn how to surf we advice you to read this guide with the best spots for beginner surfers in France. France is an ideal country to learn how to surf and we will tell you where to go. Due to the different surf spots and surfing conditions, there is a right match for everyone. The surf spots can be very different and one place is better for a novice surfer and the other better for someone who already has some experience. That is why we have made an overview of the locations and surf camps where you can go as beginning surfer.

Beginner surfers in Moliets

Moliets is located in the south of France near the Atlantic Ocean and it’s surely one of the most popular spots for beginner surfers in France. The beautiful sandy beaches offer the opportunity to swim, surf, fish and relax. Since Moliets is located close to Spain, it is also possible to visit San Sebastian, for example. In addition, the favorable surfing conditions make this the ideal place to learn to surf.

Star Surf Camp

This surf camp is known for its parties, music and surfing itself. The surf lessons are spread over five days, so you still have time to do other activities. Think of a city trip for example to San Sebastian, yoga classes and other activities. The visitors of this camp are very social which makes it easy to meet new people. The average age of this camp is 20 to 35 years old.

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Star Surf Camp Deluxe

Is learning to surf and staying in style for you? Then Star Surf Camp Deluxe is your match! At this camp you will stay in spacious teepee tents that are equipped with light and electricity. In addition to surfing, you can also take unlimited yoga classes. Moreover, there are many other activities that you can have fun with, such as skating, slacklining and much more! The average age here is 20 to 40 years old, including many enthusiastic guests that still are beginner surfers and looking to improve during their surfing holiday in France.

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Beginner surfers in Vieux-boucau

The former fishing village of Vieux-Boucou is 1,5 kilometers from the Altantic dunes and beaches. This is the ideal place for novice surfers to learn to surf due to the favorable surfing conditions. In addition to surfing, Vieux-Boucau has a lot to offer in terms of parties, shopping and food.

Brunotti Beach Camp

Brunotti Beach Camp is located in Vieux-Boucau. It is a Dutch-speaking surf camp. Besides surfing, fun, parties and fun are paramount. Whether you come with a group or alone, you will quickly meet new people here and have a lot of fun. The average age at this surf camp is 20 to 30 years old.

SURFinn Vieux-Boucau

SURFinn Vieux-Boucau is the place to go if you are looking for a beautiful accommodation where you can relax. At this surf house there is a swimming pool where you can chill out. You can also walk to the beach from the house or you can choose to discover Vieux-Boucau. You will be served breakfast every morning. If you also want to dine there, that is also possible. The average age at this camp is 20 to 25 years old.

Planet Vieux-Boucau

This surf camp is known for many international people visiting the camp. You will stay in deluxe tipi tents where you can relax. Besides surfing there are also many other activities, such as a day trip to San Sebastian and much more. The average age at Planet Vieux-Boucau is 20 to 30 years old.

Beginner surfers in Le Pin Sec

Le Pin Sec is located in the South of France. One of the most popular places to surf in France. In addition to surfing, this is also the place to relax and unwind. The beaches, beautiful nature, surfing conditions and tasty restaurants make Le Pin Sec the ideal holiday destination.

Family Camp Le Pin Sec

Do you want to go on holiday with your family this summer? Then this surf camp is the place to go, especially for families. Here you will enjoy your vacation with other families, surfing and other activities. The quality of the surf camp is very high, not only for the surf lessons but also the safety.

Planet Le Pin Sec

Planet Le Pin Sec, also called Planet in LPS, consists of a beautiful beach, a supermarket, a few bars and of course, the surf camp itself. Every summer this place is opposed to surfing, yoga, socializing, good food and possibly parties. This camp includes three meals a day. The average age here is between 20 and 35 years old.

Youth Camp Le Pin Sec

Youth Camp le pin sec is ideal for young people who are already able to cope with some freedom. The average age is 15 to 18 years old. During this week you will learn to surf and the rest of the time will be devoted to sports, games, good food and fun. You will have a lot of fun here and make lots of new friends. The minimum age is 15 years old.

Surfblend Junior Camp Le Pin Sec

Surfblend Junior Le Pin Sec is for kids between 12 and 16 years old who want to learn to surf. During your stay you will have a week full of surf, action and fun and you will make many friends. This week is all-in, which means that all meals, sleeping places, guidance, fun activities and surfing are included a package. The minimum age is 12 years old.

Beginner surfers in Mimizan

Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Mimizan is one of the best known seaside resorts to visit. With a stretched beach of about 10 kilometers long everyone can enjoy the beautiful beach here. This also makes it a popular spot for surfing.

Pura Vida Surf Lodge Mimizan

You will relax in this lodge. You can relax by the pool here or explore the center. Of course it is also possible to take surf lessons. Every morning you will be provided with a delicious breakfast. In the summer there are a number of theme weeks. An example of this is that there are 30+ weeks and special surf and yoga works. The average age is 25 to 45 years old.

Beginner surfers in Biarritz

A city on the Atlantic coast that is very popular with surfers. It is a chic French coastal town where you can enjoy the beach but also hip and luxurious restaurants. This city is also known for its hospitality. This is the ideal place to enjoy the beach and French cuisine.

Learning French + Surfing in Biarritz

Learning to surf and speak the French language is the ideal combination for an educational and fun time. French lessons are given in a beautiful villa where the language school is located. Within walking distance you will find the surf beach of Biarritz. Most visitors travel alone and are open to new contacts, which makes it easy to meet new people. The average age is 20 to 30 years old.

As you have read, France offers many places and surf camps where you can experience a fantastic time. Which surf camp would you like to go to?

Hans van Mourik

Co-founder SurfaWhile, ♥️ tech, travel, sports & outdoors.

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