We thought our surf holiday (south west France) was terrific!
Patrick our instructor was on hand whenever we needed him, even taking us to the supermarket as we didn’t have a car. Free of charge, he provided us with bikes to allow us to get around a barbeque so we could make use of the balcony and was always only a phone call away when we needed to change lesson times and the like. He had a good range off boards that allowed those of us who were confident enough to move on to EPOXY resin boards from the (brand new) foam topped boards that we started on.
By way of coaching, all four of us had a great time during Patrick’s lessons, he providing a solid grounding on the basis of waves and the science behind reading waves and their formation as well as striking a good balance between providing useful pointers when surfing, while allowing us plenty of time to learn, make mistakes and spend plenty of time in the water. All of us improved dramatically over the week and more educated about surfing which will make me if not the others more confident about surfing elsewhere in the future.
The flat was ideal, for us, compact, clean with everything we needed to eat in as well as being a stone’s throw from the beach and the main Seignosse strip. The strip had plenty going on with pubs and restaurants to enjoy and Hossegor only a 20min bike ride or taxi away when we were looking for a bit more action.
All in all, we were all thoroughly impressed with the service that we got and left keen to take up surfing, likely to return to the area and mates with the instructor. Couldn’t really ask for much more.
(David stayed with us at the surf lodge in France)