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GUADELOUPE Surf & Kitesurf Camp - French Antilles, Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe

INTRODUCTION

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Part of the West Indies, this Caribbean island is a piece of France under the tropics. Shaped as a butterfly, La Guadeloupe is formed by two connected islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre.

 

La Guadeloupe swarms with good breaks as it receives a large range of swells generated in turn by the Northern Atlantic depressions, tropical cyclones and Trade Winds. Located in St. François (Grande-Terre), the Guadeloupe Surf and Kite camp offers first class accommodation, guided surf tours, surf and kitesurf courses.

 

Guadeloupe surf and kite camp consists of two big bungalows, with a large living room and four rooms in each bungalow. The rooms are luminous and spacious. Each room features a private bathroom with sink and shower and a separate toilet. 

 

Animated parties and spicy Creole cuisine at the house, while St. François, with its nightlife, restaurants, marina and golf course is a short walk away. A fabulous surf destination under the tropics, with French flair, European standards and warm waters all year !

THE ACCOMMODATION

The  Surf Camp is in the middle of a tropical garden and a few meters from the beach « Raisins Clairs » and 10 minutes walk to St François.

 

This situation gives  you good compromise for your holidays in a calm environment but also to be close to activities like surfing, kitesurf, diving, parachuting, golf, tennis. Close by the touristic and commercial centre of Saint-François with shops, bars, casino, night clubs, old harbour, Marina, traditional market,and more. 

 

The accommodation consists of two big bungalows, with a large living room and four rooms in each bungalow.

 

Rooms

 

The rooms are luminous and spacious. Each room features a private bathroom with sink and shower and a separate toilet. The following bedding arrangements are available:

  • A large double bed and a single bed
  • Three single beds
  • May be supplemented by an additional single bed or cot for a baby

 

Amenities:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Swimming pool
  • Living room
  • Library
  • Internet
  • Bar
  • Tennis table

 

*The price includes accommodation only. No meals are included. You can order breakfast package as an extra. There is a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal and many restaurants and cafes around. 

Hosts organize a BBQ party twice per week at additional fee. 

THE ACTIVITIES

Surf School

 

All day surf school for beginners and intermediates. Instructors licensed by the French Surf Federation. Surfaris for the accomplished surfers to the best spots of the island with experienced local guide.

 

Beginners and Intermediates

The most perfect settings to begin your lifelong surfing adventure –  small, quiet, wave, water at 28° and highly experienced, certified coaches.  Choose between one or two sessions a day. Meet at the Camp every morning at 9:30am or every afternoon at 2:30pm. Surf equipment for your level will be provided

 

Advanced

After more than twenty years spent on the waves of the islands, your guide with his surf taxi will be able to drive you to the spots that work best depending on swell conditions. Departure times every morning at 9:30am or every afternoon at 2:30 pm ; unless the swell of North comes then you will head to the spots of “Port Louis”.

 

Surf Spots

 

La Guadeloupe and Grande-Terre in particular swarms with good breaks. Its orientation facing the open Atlantic enables it to receive swells from all directions, from the North Atlantic depressions (winter) to cyclonic depressions (summer) and the swell generated by the trade winds (winter). There is a long, gentle and regular right hander at Vieux Port, ideal for beginners and a 5 minute walk from the Surfhouse.

 

Port Saint François Wave is a right which unrolls on a cool reef, this wave allows a training in full safety.

 

Port Louis wave is a superb left/right unrolling on a coral reef working by swell from north, the wind comes in very often offshore. It is a fast and long wave but remains nevertheless accessible until 1.5m. A treat which it is necessary to deserve with more of 300m edge. Exceptional framework.

 

Sainte Anne wave is reserved to the confirmed surfers. It is a short left but sometimes intense with pretty barrels inside.

 

Moule left is a spot which often work, it receives the swells from Eastern to the North. Very sympathetic and very attended wave.

 

A lot of other goods reefs exist, less accessible than it is necessary to deserve. They are in general intended to the experienced surfers.

 

 

Kitesurfing

 

Kite school for all levels. Licensed instructors by the French Kitesurf Federation. The well established Trade Winds that blow regularly from November to June, the protected lagoons and warm water make La Guadeloupe a privileged spot for kite surfing.

 

Beginners
The beginners will have1 or 2 courses in not so deep water to learn how to handle the wing, your departures will be carried out in a zodiac to be ready to sail in the open

 

Advanced 
For skilled kite surfers your advanced courses will be held behind the reef, with the two 5 meters semi-rigid zodiac powered by a 60 HP engine. Your courses will last 3 hours, starting from 9h00 AM in the morning and at 2h00 PM in the afternoon.

 

More Exciting Activities

 

Guadeloupe Surf and Kite camp also offers such exciting activities as:

  • Diving in beautiful warm water
  • Canoeing in the tropical forest
  • Stand up Paddle ballads
  • Parachuting jumps from 4000m and above

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

La Guadeloupe

 

Part of the West Indies, this Caribbean island was discover by Christopher Columbus in 1493, who named it after Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. A piece of France under the tropics, the island was later annexed by the French and declared an official overseas province. Shaped as a butterfly, La Guadeloupe is formed by two connected islands; Basse-Terre on the Caribbean, covered with lush forest and dominated by an active volcano, and Grande-Terre on the Atlantic, mainly flat and dry, where most surf spots are.

 

Climate

Tropical, tempered by trade winds (November to June). Hurricane season from July to October (occasional showers in the evening). Seawater at 28ºC all year round. Leave your wetsuit at home !

Vaccinations

Most travelers to Guadeloupe will need vaccination for hepatitis A and medications for travelers’ diarrhea. Other immunizations may be necessary depending upon the circumstances of the trip and the medical history of the traveler.

Visa

Nationals of the following countries can enter and reside for an unlimited period without a visa in the French overseas departments and territories:

  • European Union
  • Andorra
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Switzerland

 

Citizens of U.S, Canada, Australia and other 49 countries can enter to Guadeloupe visa free and reside in Guadeloupe for the period up to 30 days. Please check visa requirements for your country: https://guadeloupe.visahq.ca/. 

 

Getting Here

The closest International Airport is Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP) La Guadeloupe Airport.

 

Direct flights from:

Paris – Air Caraïbes, Air France, XL Airways France

Montreal – Air Canada, Air Transat

Miami – American Eagle, American Airlines

New York – Norwegian Air Shuttle

 

 

Airport transfers:

The surf camp offers the shuttle from and to the airport: 50€ per person (return).

PRICES & PACKAGES

Surf Pack

Price per person Low Season Mid Season High Season
Shared room 430 EUR 470 EUR 510 EUR
Single room      
Double room 425 EUR 460 EUR 490 EUR

Includes:

√ 7 Nights shared accommodation

√ Daily breakfast

√ 5 Surf lessons

√ Transfer to the best spot of the day

√ Free bike

√ Free Wifi

Kitesurf Pack

Price per person Low Season Mid Season High Season
Shared room 700 EUR 730 EUR 780 EUR
Single room      
Double room 690 EUR 720 EUR 760 EUR

Includes:

√ 7 Nights shared accommodation

√ Daily breakfast

√ 5 Kitesurf lessons

√ Transfer to the best spot of the day

√ Free bike

√ Free Wifi

Extras

Breakfasts: 60€ per person per week or 10€

Guest Dinners: Twice per week guest dinners are planned with to the menu, delicious recipes with fresh fish and of local vegetables. (Wine and Rum included): 25€ per person/dinner.

Yoga: Can be arranged upon request at an additional cost.

Airport shuttle: 60€ per car per way (max 3 pax)

Accommodation only

EUROS Shared Single Double Triple
NIGHTS  7  1 7  1  7 1  7  1
Low 170€ 30€  300€  50€  340€ 59€  390€ 66€
Mid    200€ 34€  350€  60€  400€ 68€   450€ 75€ 
 High  250€ 40€  420€  70€   460€ 75€   540€ 87€ 

*The price includes accommodation only. No meals are included. You can order the breakfast package as an extra. There is a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal and many restaurants and cafes around. 

Hosts organize a BBQ party twice per week at an additional fee. 

Surf, Kite and SUP Lessons

 

Surfing

Activity Duration Price Equipment
Surf 1 lesson 45€ per person Board + wetsuit
Surf 3 lessons 125€ per person Board + wetsuit
Surf 5 lessons 200€ per person Board + wetsuit
Taxi Surf Half day 25€ per person  
Taxi Surf One day 48€ per person  
Taxi Surf For 6 days 240€ per person  
Surf guiding One day 49€ per person   
Surf guiding 6 days 240€ per person   
Surf equipment rental One day 20€ per person  
Kitesurfing 5 lessons 470€ per person Board + wetsuit
Stand Up Paddle  5 Lessons  220€ per person Board

Seasons

Low season – May to September 

Mid season – October and November

High season – December to April

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