Through Errant Surf you can book the best surf holidays in France. For a few years now we have been coming regularly to France to get the best information about what is happening in the different surf camps, and there are a lot of them. Surfing has become very popular the last few years and because of this you can sometimes not see the wood for the trees because there is so much on offer. Errant Surf will make it easy for you to find the perfect surf holiday in France for you.
Surfing in France began when the famous Hollywood writer Peter Viertel spent some time on the Basque coast in 1956 working on the film “The Sun also Rises”. When he saw the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, he did not hesitate and decided to fly his surfboard over from California. He quickly made friends with the locals in Biarritz who were quickly infected by the filmmaker’s hobby: surfing in France was born!
In France you have different types of surf holidays that you can book. There are surf camps in France and some surf houses. Especially in the high season, the surf camps, where you stay in a tent, are very popular. In places like Moliets, Vieux Boucau and Le Pin Sec, it can be very pleasant between June and September, with many surfers in the water. In general, everyone comes here for the same reason: to have a great time while surrounded by friendly people.
France is blessed by the presence of the Atlantic Ocean with many places where you can surf. The different regions, places and beaches differ greatly. In the south you have the mundane places Biarritz and Hossegor, north of these places are all kinds of nice surf villages, but you can also in the north of France in the deserted bays of Brittany in the water. Be careful though: the current can be strong and treacherous. So get good information from local sources about when and where you can surf in France.
In recent years, Moliets has become one of the most popular surfing destinations in Europe. This is not surprising, as the village combines very good waves with a lively nightlife, thanks to the presence of a large number of restaurants and cafés. For these reasons, Moliets has become a very popular destination for surf camps.
This holiday resort is located near a lake that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. This lake is precisely the reason for the excellent quality of the waves in this town. Vieux Boucau is a very popular place for beginning surfers. Here you will find a large number of surf camps, the best of which you can book via Errant Surf.
35 kilometres south of Hossegor is Biarritz. This is probably the most famous surf destination of France. Biarritz has been a very popular seaside resort for centuries and it can get very busy in the water during the summer months. The nice thing about Biarritz compared to the above places is that it is a larger city and therefore has more to offer for a wider audience.
Le Pin Sec is a tiny town on the Atlantic coast of France, and is about an hour and a half’s drive north of Bordeaux. Le Pin Sec has been in the shadow of famous surf spots like Mimizan and Moliets for years, but in recent years it has been catching up. More and more surf camps have been added to the campsites of Le Pin.