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Aquitaine | Basque Coast | 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.
In this famous seaside resort, Biarritz Surfcamp is the perfect choice for those who wish to discover or improve their surf . Within walking distance of the beach and town centre, the surfhouse consists of Studio and apartment complex. The school is labeled as an official surf school by the French Surf Federation. Surfcamp ideal for beginners.
The school is labeled as an official surf school by the French Surf Federation and all monitors have official trainer and lifeguard licenses. The school offers two surf options to cater to all tastes and necessities. Maximum 8 Students per monitor. Two daily surf session, morning and/or afternoon, of 1:30 H each. Transfers from the surfhouse to the beach and material (surfboard & wetsuits) provided.
The Basque Coast covers the last stretch of coast before the Spanish border marked by the Pyrenees mountains, between the Adour and Bidasoa estuary (Hendaye). The Basque Coast is the cradle of surf in Europe, a region rich in surf spots and surf culture. Famous surf spots include Lafitenia, Parlementia, Côte des Basques, Biarritz and Anglet. In stark contrast with the Silver Coast surfing background, the Basque Coast has a rocky shore formed by the last slopes of the Pyrenees mountains and variously oriented beaches, with some excellent and hollow reefs which hold huge swells for unforgettable surf sessions. Although many good surf spots are close to well populated towns - unlike the Silver Coast, the surfing crowd remain minimal for most of the year, except in August when it can get a bit crazy and surf localism rules at some spots.
The world famous surf spots around Hossegor, venue of many surf contests such as the WTC Quicksilver Pro, are but a half an hour drive north of town on the Silver Coast. To the south, the Basque Coast extends across the border into Spain to San Sebastian and Bilbao. The best surf spots in the region are the world famous Mundaka and the reputed Sopelana and Zarautz surf spots.
Accommodation at Studios, Bungalows, and Apartments T1, T2, T3.
Our prices include:
Airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation from saturday to saturday, 5 days surfcourse plus 7 days material rental.
Prices depend on season and number of people. Ask us.
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.
The Basque Coast covers the last stretch of coast before the Spanish border marked by the Pyrenees mountains, between the Adour and Bidasoa estuary (Hendaye). Straddling across the border, from Bayonne in France to Bilbao in Spain, the Basque region has an original and specific culture with its own language, Euskera, and ancestral traditions reflected in Bayonne's popular summer festival, with its bullfights, Jai-alai and rugby matches. You can perfectly combines a surf trip to the Basque Coast with excursions to the beautiful, mountainous hinterland and the numerous historical cities and villages on both sides of the border. In winter, you can even combine surf and snowboarding sessions in the same day.
Biarritz is a world famous seaside resort since, in 1854, Napoleon III decided to spend the summer here for for his spanish wife, Empress Eugenia, and had a palace built in town. Since then, European royalties started to flock into town and Biarritz became the jet set's favorite summer spot. Although those legendary days are gone now, the resort has retained its classy grandeur and charm, and is still fashionable, although golfers and surfers have replaced the jet set nowadays - Biarritz is the cradle of surf and golf in continental Europe.
30 km. S of Hossegor
30 km. N of Hendaye/Irun (Spanish border)
Biarritz Train Station
TGV High Speed Train to Bordeaux-Paris + Connections to San Sebastian-Madrid (Spain)
Biarritz Regional Airport (BIQ), 5 km.
Air France, Ryanair
San Sebastian Regional Airport (EAS), 35 km.
In Hondarribia/Irun, Spain (French border): Iberia
Bordeaux International Airport (BOD), 200 km.
Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa, BA, Easyjet, Baboo
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