Biarritz Surf Camp
From 1150 CHF
From 1150 CHF
● Surf lessons - all levels
● French lessons - all levels
● Full board accommodation
Levels: A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient
Accommodation: Residence (14-16 year old), Host Family (16-17 years old)
Arrivals and departures: Arrival on Sundays, departures on Saturdays
Age range: 14-17 Years
Biarritz is one of the oldest surf spots in France: when American surfers arrived there at the end of the fifties, they were immediately amazed by the qualities of the waves and by the beauty of these beaches. Since then, surfing has become a part of the local culture, along with rugby, gastronomy and the Basque pelota.
Our partner school is located only 10 minutes walk' away from the beach, yet also very close to the city center. This historical building, with a terrace, 10 classrooms and a large garden with a private swimming pool, welcomes students from all around the world. Here on can learn French in a very cozy and motivating atmosphere, with qualified and experience teachers, who teach, among other things, the vocabulary related to surfing.
Four times a week, in the morning or the afternoon (depending on the tide), you'll go to the surf school at the "Plage de la Milady" (Milady's beach) to practice with a professional instructor in groups of 8 participants maximum. But you'll also have time to discover the city and its surroundings (Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz…) and to have fun with other participants.
Teenagers are accommodated by host families carefully selected by the school, so that they can practice their French every morning and every evening, and also have a taste of the Basque cuisine!
20 lessons per week (15 hours in total), from Monday to Friday, in groups of 14 students maximum.
4 sessions of 1 hour and a half per week, in groups of 8 participants maximum
By a host family, on the full-board basis
4 afternoon and one evening per week
One afternoon and one full-day per week
Also included in the price:
transfer from and to the Biarritz Airport
|1 Week||1150 CHF Book now|
Full-board accommodation in host families (from 16 to 17 years old)
There are between 2 and 4 students per family, of a similar age but different nationality to encourage the sharing of interests and communication in French. The rooms are equipped with a single or double bed, storage space, a workspace, a lamp and a window providing natural light (these requirements are verified during visits to each family ahead of the students’ arrival and occasional visits during the stay). Bed linen is provided by the family and is changed weekly. Cleaning is done by the families for the entire house, although students may be asked to participate in the cleaning of their bedroom.
Carefully selected, the host families are all located in the BAB region (Biarritz, Anglet, Bayonne).
Maximum commute time 45 minutes by bus from the school.
Multiple rooms for students of the same gender.
Meals: breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch are taken with host families. Packed lunches are provide for weekdays and excursions. Special diets can be catered if the school is informed at the time of booking.
Please note that participants go to the school and back by local transportation: the bus pass costs around 12 € and must be purchased on the spot.
Participants aged 15 and more might be allowed to go out certain evenings (until 11pm), only if their parents sign an authorization before their arrival. Teenagers younger than 15 are not allowed to go out in the evening without the company of a member of the school's team.
|Residence (14-16 year old)||Full board||No Fee|
|Host Family (16-17 years old)||Full board||No Fee|
|French course||French course||French course||French course||French course|
|Afternoon||Beach||Biarritz visit||Pelote baskue||Cruise cote baskue||Mini golf||Towed buoy|
|Evening||Welcome + introduction of the stay||Dinner and free time||Dinner/ Pool party||Dinner and free time||Dinner and free time||Dinner and free time||Dinner and free time|
The surf lessons are scheduled according to the tide....
A swim test will be organized on the first day at 8.30am at beach “Port Vieux”. All students must know how to swim to register for our Junior programme as it includes water activities.
Surf lessons will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the afternoon. Each session will last 1h30 and the timetable will vary depending on the tides and general weather conditions. If a surf session is cancelled due to weather conditions, our surf school will reschedule it. During the surf lessons, students will be divided into groups of eight maximum with a surf instructor holding a State Certificate or BPJEPS with surf specialization (Brevet Professionnel de la Jeunesse, de l’Education Populaire et du Sport).
Teachers will discuss a surf-related topic during class to facilitate the understanding of the surf lessons and to discuss local sporting events. Surfing will allow students of different nationalities to communicate and share a common interest in French, and will encourage group dynamics, cohesion and solidarity.
The Junior programme includes free weekly activities for the participants.
The activities included will be:
- A city-tour on Mondays for new students
- One half-day cultural excursion per week (Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Biarritz and Hendaye)
- Every afternoon: sports, social, recreational and cultural activities
- One full-day excursion on Saturday