Surf Summer Camp in France - HOSSEGOR , Seignosse. France
NOMAD SURF CAMP – HOSSEGOR
Surf summer camp in France for Teenagers
Our surf summer camp in France for teens is 400 metres to Les Estagnots beach, Seignosse/ Hossegor. Endless beach of white sand and perfect beach breaks. Most importantly warm water. Ages 13 to 17. Teenagers from USA, Poland, Norway, Italy, UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Spain, and other countries. Learn French and English, Surf, and live unforgettable moments this summer, making new friends from other parts of the world. Good food and great accommodation. Optional French language lessons with Qualified teachers from best language school in Hossegor. We pick up from Biarritz and Bordeaux airport.
Nomad has been organising summer camps for teenagers in Europe since 1995.
Accommodation at our Surf Camp for Kids in France
Our surf camp from kids is only 400 metres from the beach of Des Estagnots, and this is where the surf lessons take place. The teenagers are supervised by our staff.
Every package includes meals, twin shared accommodation, and daily surf lessons of course.
The Surf camp’s facilities include the dining area, a swimming pool and our meeting room room with free wifi and tv projector.
Our accommodation consist of cozy bungalows with 3 rooms for 2 people each. Each bungalow has a kitchen, small living room and bathroom. We allocate everyone as to try to match kids of same sex and similar age in same room according to the bookings that week. All our camps are mixed although the bedrooms distribution is by gender and age (13-17 years old).
Linen and bathroom towels included.
We encourage the parents to provide a Debit card in case of emergency and 150 eur per week pocket money for vending machines, supermarket, lunch and dinner on excursion day, ice-creams, souvenirs, drinks or extra activities not included like paintball, etc. They will also need money for the first day as they will only have dinner included and last day when they only have breakfast included.
No one will be left hungry!!
At our Surf Camp for teens in Hossegor, the strong breakfast consists of fruits, orange juice, croissants, toasts, whole grain bread, jams, honey, milk, coffee, chocolate milk, ham, cheese, muesli, and corn flakes.
Lunches: Starter, main course, dessert, water, and juice. After surf snack in between the second surf session and afternoon activities consist of sandwiches, fruit, and juice.
Dinners are varied and include all the necessary nutrition for teenagers this age. A starter or soup, main course, and dessert. Juices and water also included. We cater to Celiacs or Vegetarian teens as well.
Nomad Surfers organised our first kids summer camp in Europe in 1995. We know the responsibility that this entails, that is why at our surf summer camp in France the boys and girls will be controlled in the surf lessons, extra activities and free time by our monitors, and will be always accompanied by teachers with the maximum security for them. Unless they have the Green pass.
GREEEN PASS – Unaccompanied Free Time
Freedom to walk out of the surf camp on their own free time unaccompanied is also allowed only with parents authorisation. Rules apply. Please contact us for more information.
Fun activities and lots of surfing at our surf summer camp in Hossegor
The camps run for 7 days, although most campers stay 2 or 3 weeks. The day of arrival there is surfing in the evening, The Surf Center is 5 minute walk from the accommodation.
Surfing in Hossegor
Hossegor is considered to have the best surf spots in Europe. From Biarritz to Le Penon is a stretch of coast with numerous surf spots with really good beach breaks. WSL has been hosting one of their events for decades. Hossegor area has a huge number of surfers and surfing culture. You will see many surfers riding their bikes with their surf board racks going surfing. But the best thing is that in July the water is warm and you don’t need to wear a wetsuit. So come and join our France Surf summer camp in Hossegor and experience a week with lots of surfing!
Surf Lessons in Seignosse
Our surf lessons are for all levels from total beginners. Every day there is surf, and the classes are 1.5 hours long. The other activities are focused to enhance your qualities for sport, improve your fitness and above all to have fun and live this Teens Surf Camp in France, the best experience of your life!!
French Language Lessons
Our French language courses are optional. We offer qualified teachers from the best Language school in Hossegor. All levels from total beginners to advanced. The classes are 1 hour long. The teenagers taking the Intensive French language lessons will have two classes per day. The objective is that children learn at least a handful of few important phrases of words per day. We are leaving the classroom to experience authentic real life situations. Each student will get a Language School Hossegor Diploma for the period of their study and proof of French level.
All material included.
English Language Lessons
We also offer English language lessons. Same conditions as the French language courses.
Surf Lessons for all Levels
First Time surfing or only surf a few times a year
✔ Evaluation of each person to know in which level he or she has and which points to work on.
✔ Introduction to waves without surfboards
✔ Introduction with the surfboard always laying down.
✔ Practice balance and Timing
✔ Exercises to get up on the board in and out of the water.
✔ Stand Up and Balance position.
✔ Exercises of weight change from front leg to back leg
✔ Sitting on the board
✔ Walking on the board
✔ Learn to turn left and learn to turn right.
I can paddle on my own and stand up
✔ Evaluation of each person to know in which level he or she has and which points to work on.
✔ Turning direction while sitting
✔ Explosive paddling
✔ Paddle to the outside
✔ Techniques to pass the waves while paddling out (Eskimo roll, etc)
✔ Catching green waves with the help of the coach pushing
✔ Timing and reading of waves to know in which direction to paddle and when to get up
✔ Surf green waves going left, surf green waves going right.
✔ Theory (Priority rules, Safety procedures, currents, and tides)
✔ Video analysis.
✔ Exercises on Streetboardz. Skateboards with front trucks that move laterally and specially designed to train rail to rail surfing.
Elite Surf Trainning
I bring my own surf short board and want to get better
Every year the surf level of the kids that come to the Nomad Surf Camps is increasing and we are getting more and more kids from all over the world which are no longer beginners. These are kids who have their own boards, who can paddle out on their own, who can duck dive and start to do some good turns. If you are one of these, and wish to start Shredding for real, then the best thing you can do is get onboard with the Elite Trainning under the instruction of coach Thibaut. Thibaut is one of the best surf coaches in France.
At our France kids surf camp we offer Elite Trainning for young Surf Competitors. Things you will train during the week will be strategy, heat simulations, core exercises, Sport psychology, Priorities in a heat, work on your weakness, exercises for Aerials and explosiveness amongst others.
You will be recorded 5 sessions per week during your free surf sessions. Then Thibaut will analyse your waves and show them to you on his iPad. Together you will work on exercises in and out of the water to improve those bad habits and take your surfing to the next level.
Other Fun Stuff
Here is the list of other possible activities. It does not mean you will do all of them. And some will be optional and extra cost that will be paid upon arrival.
✔ Surf shop outlets.
✔ Stand Up Paddle
✔ VTT Mountain Bike Rides
✔ Skate parks
✔ Water park
✔ Functional Training for surfing: Additional physical exercises to improve your Stamina, Balance, coordination, Timing, Physical condition and obviously your surfing.
✔ Stretching: Specific and fundamental Stretching exercises to help you perform radical surfing maneuvers and basic and avoid injuries.
✔ Surf Skate: We will train you to carve rail to rail on our surf-skateboards which are skateboards with a front truck that moves sideways to simulate the turns of a surfboard or snowboard. We have a surf skate ramp at the surf camp.
✔ Green space for various games: There is a huge beautiful green space
✔ Beach Volleyball
✔ Soccer on the beach
✔ Movie nights
✔ Creperie, Acai Bowls, Kebabs, etc only walking distance
✔ Parties: Not everything will be training…! We do barbecues, DJ, and nightly jam sessions. Bring your instruments.
We do recommend that each camper rents a bike for the week. It is very pleasant to ride around Hossegor and there is bike path that goes all along Hossegor to Seignosse and Le Penon. But the bikes are usually booked out in July so we recommend that you book it through us and the bike will be waiting for you when you arrive. You can bike and normal bicycle, an electric bike, or even an electric fat bike which is what most local surfers ride in Les Landes. The Fatbikes ae electric bikes but with fat tyres so you can go on the beach 🙂
A Typical day at our France Teens Surf Camp
|10am to 5pm||Beach Time ( Surf lessons, lunch, extra activities)|
|5pm to 8pm||Walk back to the camp, shower, free time or French class|
|9pm to 11pm||Evening Activities|
DAY 1 – Welcome meeting and Video
DAY 2 – Video Correction & Pop Corn Night
DAY 3 – Bike excursion to downtown Hossegor
DAY 4 – Pizza night
DAY 5 – Surprise
DAY 6 – Skate/bike night
DAY 7 – Farewell Party
*Schedule subject to change according to teens’ interests and weather conditions.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Where exactly is our surf camp for kids in France?
The Junior Surf camp is held 400 metres from Plage des Estagnots, Seignosse-Hossegor. This is home to one of the most prestigious surf contests of the world, the Quicksilver Pro where you can see the best surfers of the world.
To get to our France kids surf camp you can fly to Biarritz or Bordeaux airports.
The closest Airport is Biarritz 25 km
The second closest airport is Bordeaux which is like a 1.5 hour drive.
If you drive from Spain we are only 30 minutes form the border.
PRICES & PACKAGES
|Kids Surf Camp 1||1 – 8 July||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 2||8 – 15 July||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 2||15 – 22 July||7 Nights|
|Kids Surf Camp 4||22 – 29 July||7 Nights|
*The average stay is 2 weeks
Book early !!! Limited availability !!!
✔ 7 nights accommodation 400 metres to the beach
✔ Rooms of 2 people
✔ Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, Dinner.
✔ 5 days surf lessons
✔ One on one Video Correction
✔ Free Surf available for intermediate and advanced surfers
✔ All surf equipment included
✔ Huge selection of surfboards
✔ Strength and conditions and functional Trainning specialised for surfing.
✔ Surf Skate lesson
✔ VTT mountain bike ride
✔ Stand Up paddle
✔ Other activities such as ball games, pool party, beach party, movie night, video correction night, sunset walks, Skate night, pizza night, etc
✔ Goody Bag
French Language Classes
1 hour per day 5 days of French Language classes 270 EUR.
Intensive 2 hours per day 5 days of French Language classes 470 EUR.
English Language Classes
1 hour per day 5 days of English Language classes 270 EUR.
Intensive 2 hours per day 5 days of English Language classes 470 EUR.
Elite Surf Trainning
150 EUR per week
For experienced surfers
✔ Special Diet restriction: 70 EUR per person per camp
✔ Biarritz Airport Transfers: Transfers from/to Biarritz Airport, Bus or Train station: 100 EUR per person per way
✔ Bordeaux Airport Transfers: Transfers from/to Bordeaux Airport, Bus or Train station: 150 EUR per person per way
✔ Bicycle rental 70 EUR per week
Our Surf camp for children in France starts in the afternoon. Check-in after 4 PM
On check out day, the departures in the mornings after breakfast, although we can drop off at a later time if necessary.
Arrival day includes dinner only, in case of earlier arrival, please bring extra pocket money for meals.
Departure day includes breakfast only, in case of late departure, please bring extra pocket money for meals.
Compulsory Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to have travel insurance to attend the kids surf camp France.
You may use World Nomads travel insurance or any other insurance company that you wish.