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Hossegor Surf Hostel - Les Landes, Aquitaine. France

INTRODUCTION

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Welcome to our Hostel in Hossegor, if you are searching for a nice and cool place to enjoy surfing and meet people around the world you found the good one ! If you come alone, with a group of friend or in family you will enjoy the beauty of the place.

 

At the heart of this legendary surf region, Hossegor has what is arguably Europe’s most consistent waves. Right on Hossegor Golf Club’s fairways, Hossegor Hostel offers the perfect surf retreat in town, with a genuine surfing lifestyle that welcomes beginners and seasoned traveling surfers alike. Surf options at the house range form bed & breakfast to inclusive surfcamps with lessons for beginners and surf guiding and coaching at the highest level for the experienced surfer.

 

Keeping prices low again so you can afford to travel to the most famous surfing beaches in Europe

THE ACCOMMODATION

You will enjoy our large and traditional villa with a marvelous view:  

The Villa

–  large fully fitted kitchen,

– 4 bedrooms in total :

–  one large bedroom ( for 6 persons)

– another large bedroom ( for 5 persons)

– Last  bedroom for 3 persons

– 1 double bedroom

– 3 bathrooms

– Open and large lounge and dining area  

The Garden

After a good session of surf you will have a rest in our a large decked area outside with lots of seating and some hammocks, also an eating area, table tennis and BBQ.

 

The river that runs at the bottom of the garden leading to Hossegor lake and Capbreton Harbour make the landscape magnificent

THE ACTIVITIES

Our really good teachers  will give you all the good advice to improve your surf skills and to make you enjoy the most your stay.  

Silver Coast Surf

France’s Silver Coast is dotted with a string of fabulous surf spots such as Lacanau, Arcachon, Biscarosse, Capbreton, Boucau and Hossegor, annual venue of the WCT Quiksilver Pro. Extending form the Gironde to the Adour estuary, this almost straight ruler on the Atlantic boasts 160 miles of uninterrupted sandy beach, ideal for surfing and bordered by dunes and pine forests. From Easter to All Saint’s Day, the coast has the best potential for surf, with good unridden barrels and the steadiest swell anywhere in Europe.

 

The surfing quality of the wave is due to the depth and funnel shape of the Bay of Biscay, that rises abruptly in front of the coast, and the numerous small rivers and stream mouths dotting its length shaping good sand breaks. Due to the changing winds and the huge tidal range, the waves can evolve with incredible speed. The sandbars orientation favor rights, while lefts tend to be very hollow because of the consistent North to South undertow. But the good sandbars can be destroyed by the winter storms and the main surfing problem is the lack of shelter when the sea gets rough.od sandbars can be destroyed by the winter storms and the main surfing problem is the lack of shelter when the sea gets rough.  

Surf Spots

There are waves all year round. Even during the summer when these are small, the area around Hossegor is exposed to the swell which makes surfing possible almost every day. All these spots are beach breaks, so it’s safe to walk within hitting rocks, and waves can break right or left. They are exposed to the same offshore winds: East, Southeast and Northeast.  

Most famous spots:

Les Casernes:

Can be ridden until 2m-2m50 (6-7ft)

according to sandbars. Some long rides. Works all  tides.

 

Le Prevent:

Can be ridden until 2m-2m50 (6-7ft).

Breaks between jetties. Catches less swell than Seignosse or Hossegor. Hollow and short waves. Best at mid tide.

 

La Piste:

Can be ridden until 2.5m-3m (7-8ft.)

Best at mid tide. Be careful with the blockhaus from WW II

 

Le Penon:

Can be ridden until 2m-2m50 (6-7ft) according to sandbars.

Works all tides. Some very long rides. The sandbars use to be improved by a small wooden jetty.

 

La Sud:

Starts at 2m (6 ft) on the over spot.

Works only at low tide

 

Les Bourdaines:

Can be ridden until 2m-2m50 (6-7ft) according to sandbars.

Some long rides. Works all tides

 

L’Agréou:

Can be ridden until 2m-2m50 (6-7ft) according to the sandbars .

Some long rides. Works all tides

 

La Gravière:

Can be ridden until 2.5m-3m (7-8ft).

Very hollow wave. Tube with monster barrels rideable in clean conditions. Best at mid tide. Only for experts!

 

La Nord:

Hardcore wave… Starts at 2m (6 ft) and can holds up to 5m (15f).

Far from the shore. Only for experts!

 

Les Estagnot: Can be ridden until 2.5m-3m (7-8ft), sometimes 4m (12 ft).

Often some long rides. Best at low tide

 

Les Culs Nuls:

Can hold up to 2.5m-3m (7-8ft). Usually hollow.

Best at mid to low tides. Naturist beach, hence its name which is a pun between “assholes” and “barren asses”  

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Aquitaine

Extending in the southwestern corner of France from the Gironde Estuary – near Bordeaux, to the Pyreneesand the Spanish border, Aquitaine has a very varied landscape and cultural background. A former Roman province, the destiny of Aquitaine would be tied to the English crown for over three centuries – the legendary English King Richard “the Lion-Heart” spent most if his life here with his wife Eleonor of Aquitaine. Natural landscapes range from Perigord’s forests and groves, to the famous Bordeaux wine growing region, the extensive Landes forest, the miles long sandy beaches of the Silver Coast, and the green pastures of Bearn and the Basque Country in the Pyrenees mountain range. Aquitaine’s Perigord region is known as “the cradle of humanity” for its many prehistoric sites, shelters and caves with engravings and paintings from the Cro-Magnon era, some 20.000 years ago. The most famous one are the Lascaux Caves.  

Silver Coast & Landes

Extending from the Gironde estuary – near Bordeaux, to the Adour estuary – near Biarritz,  the Côte d’Argent (Silver Coast) is  a top surfing destination as well as a protected stretch of pristine coastline bordered by the huge pine forests of the Landes. Its shore is formed by a 160 mile long beach only interrupted by the string of tidal lakes doting the coast. At the heart of the coast, Arcachon is a turn of the century seaside resort located on the major tidal lake of the coast – a favourite windsurfing spot. This seaside resort is reputed for its oysters and the Dune du Pyla, Europe’s highest sand dunes culminating at 118 metres and perfect to try some sand boarding. Behind this sand bar and stretching inland from the Atlantic coast, the forest of the Landes (Moors) is a vast expense of pines, cork oaks, broom and heather. Late French President Mitterand favourite retreat, this region was once a sandy and marshy area, unhealthy and unfit for farming. But in the 18th century and under the leadership of Napoleon, the area was planted with pine trees to drain the soil and stop the progression of the sand dunes, creating one of the largest and richest forest in Europe. A perfect place for hiking, biking and riding.  

Hossegor

Nestling amidst the emerald pine forest of the Landes, caressed by the ocean breeze, lined with endless fine sandy beaches and a 250 hectare tidal lake, Hossegor reflects the image of an old traditional seaside resort. Hossegor is situated in the heart of a region where nature rhymes with culture all year round, a place which lives on the rhythm of events, Classical music festival, Harley Davidson festival, golf competitions, WCT surf championship, European kite festival, Enduro on the beach and Pelote Basque Open, plus a summer season in full swing where music of all types drifts across the evening air. The atmosphere in the Pubs, Piano bars, Cafes, Restaurants and Disco’s are as in the rest of the South of France, very friendly but with a definite surfing atmosphere.  

Climate

Southern Atlantic climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Getting Here

Hossegor

  • 30 km. N de Biarritz
  • 60 km. N de Hendaye/Irun
  • Dax TGV Gare de Train , 40 km.
  • High speed train from Bordeaux, Paris and Spain
  • Biarritz Regional Airport (BIQ), 30 km.
  • Air France, Ryanair
  • San Sebastian Regional Airport (EAS), 65 km.
  • Hondarribia/Irun, Spain (French border): Ibieria
  • Bordeaux International Airport (BOD), 170 km.
  • Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa, BA, Easyjet, Baboo

PRICES & PACKAGES

Accomodation Only

 

April, May, June 175€ per week With Rental Material : 200€  
July, August, September, October 200€ per week With Rental Material : 270€

 

 

Surfari + Accommodation Surf courses + Accommodation  
300€ per person   450€ per person  
Includes :

–  7  Nights accommodation

–  Daily transfer to the best waves in the area

–  Material ( surf board + Wetsuit)

– 7  Nights accommodation

– Daily transfer to the beach

– 5 lessons each 1.5 hours

– Material ( surf board + Wetsuit)

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