Learn to Surf in Biarritz


  • Learn to surf at France's first surf school.
  • Billabong branded equipment during the surf lessons.
  • Great surf conditions for all surfing levels and experience.
£130 pp
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What you'll do

A typical day

Typical course schedule
You will have 1.5 hours of surf lessons per day. Lesson times vary depending on the wave conditions so it is important to check the start times with the surf school 24 hours in advance of the start date of your course.

Surf lessons are structured to ‘check the spot’, train on the beach and then hit the water.

Weather and surf conditions
For safety reasons, your surfing lessons will only be given during low tide so please be sure to check the start time of each surf lesson with the surf school in advance of arrival.

If the waves are too ‘fat’ in Biarritz, your lessons will take place at Hendaye beach, 20 minutes away, and transport will be included.

What's included


  • 1.5 hours of surf lessons each day for 3 days with a qualified instructor
  • A Billabong wetsuit and equipment during your surf lessons
  • A surfboard suitable for you experience level and wave conditions during your surf lessons
  • Basic insurance
  • Please note: Surf lesson times vary depending on the wave conditions, it is important to check the start times with the surf school before the start date of your course
Your local host


This excellent surf school in Biarritz has been teaching people of all ages how to surf on the beach of the Cote des Basques since 1966. Using techniques perfected over more than 50 years, your excellent surfing lessons will be run by experienced and highly qualified surf instructors who will have you up on your board and riding the waves in no time. The team is led by Christophe, whose father founded the surf school back in 1966. Christophe continues to run the school with the same passion, experience and spirit of his father, Jo.

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Learn to surf at Biarritz’s very first surf school on the beach of the Cote des Basques in Biarritz; this friendly and professional surf school has been teaching people of all ages how to surf during excellent and fun surf courses since 1966.

The surf school is located on Biarritz’s central Plage de la Cote des Basques, a wonderful stretch of beach just a short walk from the city centre.

The beach is often completely covered at high tide but also has the largest area at low tide. Its conditions are ideal for beginner surfers and longboarders, offering long and easy waves to surf.

Nearest airport: Biarritz

The journey from Biarritz airport to the surf school by taxi takes approximately 10 minutes.


Who is it suitable for?

- Surfing lessons are suitable for all levels of surfing experience
- Minimum age 10
- You must be able to swim at least 25 metres

When can I go?

- Surf lessons run daily from April to November

Is surf equipment included? 

- You will be kitted out in top quality Billabong wet suits and surfboards
- The surf instructor will help you to select the best board for your level and surf conditions
- 15€/hour for surf rentals (surfboard + wetsuit) outside of lessons

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