Hossegor Surf Camp - Les Landes, Aquitaine. France
Extending in the southwestern corner of France, from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees mountains and the Spanish border, Aquitaine enjoys superb surfing conditions along its 160 miles of Atlantic Ocean coast. On the southern reaches of the Silver Coast, Hossegor is Europe’s surf Mecca and a world famous spot annual venue of the WCT Quiksilver Pro, while a short drive further south on the Basque Coast lies Biarritz, a reputed 19th century seaside resort and cradle of surf in Europe.
If you are searching for a really good place to relax and enjoy some surfing Holidays, our surfcamp in Hossegor is the camp for you.
This camp is situated in a pine forest in an idyllic place with only sand dunes and beaches around you at 5 km from Hossegor center.
You will have lots fun with our night life near to the cost. You will enjoy some really good sleep in this quiet place.
We will welcome you to make you share our dream, blue sky, good waves and perfect surf.
Around the dune or sand and the beaches our house will welcome you in the 5 Bedrooms. We can welcome 14 guests in sharing and double rooms.
You will find all the facilities you need :
You will have some rest after a good surfing day in our terrace and catch some sun in the hammocks looking at our nice garden.
We will provide you all the necessary material to go surfing.
You will also find:
You will be in a unique atmosphere with people from around the world who share the same passion : The Surf !
Our really good teacher Kevin Olson 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 andHossegor, annual venue of theWCT 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
Aquitaine Extending in the southwestern corner of France from the Gironde Estuary – near Bordeaux, to the Pyrenees and 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.
Pick up and drop off service from Bayonne and Biarritz : 25€
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
The price includes:
– Surf lessons – accommodation – Breakfast – Material rental
|Double Bedroom||500 Eur Per person per week|
|Shared Bedroom||400 Eur Per person per week|
|The manager is a certified nutritionists and the Breakfasts consist of:
– Home made bread and Jam – Assorted cereal – Yogurt – Fruit Juice – Tee and coffee (all day) – Wheatgrass Juice
Pick up and drop off service from Bayonne and Biarritz : 25€