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Carwyns Surfhouse

10 Route de Saubion, Seignosse - Hossegor & Capbreton , France
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Carwyns Surfhouse
Reviews (10)
5 out of 5

The house itself was bought by ex to professional Welsh surf Carwyn Williams 16 years ago. Over the years the house has evolved from a training camp for some of todays current surfing champions, to being one of the longest running surf hostels in Europe.

Everyday we take you to the best surf spots for the current conditions and your surfing ability. We surf with you and offer any guidance necessary to ensure you are catching the most waves possible, and having the most fun in the water. We have a range of different boards all available for hire.

The house is very spacious and can sleep up to 16 people, with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Outside there is a large entertaining area with a sun deck surrounding our swimming pool. This is the perfect place for a cold apré surf beer, from our very own pool bar (probably the best bar in town). We have an outdoor kitchen/ BBQ area where we prepare most of the evenings delicious meals. There's also a separate garden area with hammocks and a fire pit for relaxing and unwinding.

NOTE: Nightly price includes buffet style breakfast Surf guiding daily. Transport to and from the surf house to surf spots Use of our bikes, skateboards and longboards, Free WIFI

Location

The surfhouse is located in the beautiful pine to forests of Seignosse, just outside the famous surfing town of Hossegor. A short stroll through the forest is the small village Saubion, home to the best bakery in the area.

All the main beach breaks in Seignosse are less than 10 minutes drive away, and the town of Hossegor is 10 minutes drive away. The Spanish city of San Sebastian is less than an hours drive away, and is home to some of the finest foods and wines in the world.

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10 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Julia-Carolin
Julia-Carolin
London, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was amazing! Carwyn and Jane are lovely and they do everything they can to make it an unforgettable time. Carwyn drove me down to the beach everyday and gave me useful tips.

Review from Julia-Carolin
Julia-Carolin
London, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was amazing! Carwyn and Jane are lovely and they do everything they can to make it an unforgettable time. Carwyn drove me down to the beach everyday and gave me useful tips.

Review from Robert
Robert
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
April 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very welcoming and exceeded expectations. Carwyn and Jane were great hosts and made my stay even more enjoyable.

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Review from Lilian
Lilian
YORK, England
September 2018

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was as I expected.
I met very friendly people in this house and around in Hossegor. Aquitaine is a magic region.

Review from Dave
Dave
London
September 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

When you stay at Carwyn's, you aren't just sleeping in a hostel, you are embarking on a journey, a journey of body, soul and some other stuff to. I don't want to spoil the fun, but expect to party lots and to generally do things you might not have expected of yourself. I can't recommend the place more highly

Review from Carlos
Carlos
Cape Town
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I never write reviews as I couldn't be bothered, but this place and the time I had ( 7 days July - Aug 2015) deserves it's first long review. Where do I even begin...words won't give this place enough justice. I travelled solo and didn't know what to expect, but I can tell you, I had the experience of a lifetime at Surf Hostel France ( also known as Carwyn's Surf Hostel) owned by the legendary Carwyn Williams ex-pro surfer and run by 2 Aussies, Ben and James. I'm South African, so having 2 Aussies around was great.

Everyday begins with an excellent free hot breakfast made by Ben or James. We check the surf report and drive ( no charge) to the best spot every day. The guests decide how long they wanna surf for, before heading back to the house for lunch/dinner or having lunch/dinner in town. The BBQ's they cook up for the guests in the evenings are fantastic !!! We were almost 16 people and they go out of their way to meet everyone's needs. I don't eat red meat or chicken and my needs got catered for everytime. Just brilliant!!

I timed this trip perfectly, as the 5 day Festival at Bayonne ( 30 km away) was on. They drove us to Bayonne every night! Believe me, Carwyn and the boyz know how to party!!! You'll see what I mean once you get there. Had the time of my life hanging out with these guys! And so did the other guests. Managed to make some good friends at this house.

Yes, the house is not exactly on the beach, but should you choose to stay at a place right on the beach instead, you better make sure they can drive you to the best breaks around the area, if not, it means you're most likely to only surf the same spot if you don't have a car, and that sucks big time, especially if the waves don't meet your criteria as per your skill level. Game changer for me!

Besides the surfing, the house is huge and decor is fantastic! Cool bar, proper working fast wi-fi, swimming pool, great healthy food ( I'm a fussy eater) , lounge area to chill and watch a movie...Exactly what I wanted from a chilled out surf house.

So for an excellent surf, plus a huge collection of boards, wetsuits, skateboards, bikes and awesome hosts who go out of their way to meet everyone's needs, you really don't have to bother to check out the other places, as I'm confident this can't be beaten. I met other guests who has stayed at other places in the Hossegor/Seignosse area, and they all confirmed my opinion!

Honestly, really can't wait to go back 2016 !

Review from Jorris
Jorris
Nederlands
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I came to Carwyns surfhostel by myself and did not regret it once.The atmosphere is magic. People from all over the world meeting, talking, surfing together and in the end drinking a beer at the iconic bar. I really liked my stay (10 days) and can still feel the warmth of sunshine and friendship glowing.

If you want to go surfing around Hossegor, this is the place to be.

Review from Tiffany
Tiffany
San Clemente
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Absolutely the best experience I could hope for! Radical house, incredible hosts, really fun surf, everything you need and just a wonderful place to hang out get to know people and be yourself. You're lucky to find a place like this. And Carwyn is the coolest dude ever.

Review from Laura
Laura
Leister
June 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Carwyn & the boys make this surf hostel a home away from home, they are welcoming & the house is beautifully re-decorated. They transport you to and from the beach, provide boards & wetsuits, and lessons if required - or just let you do your own thing, and pool in the garden is a perfect place to chill if the waves aren't that good. I went to many different surf beaches whilst staying here, and taken on some great nights out in Hossegor and around. They cook delicious meals, I had many fun nights drinking at the bar & made some amazing friends. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to go to the Hossegor/Biarritz area.

Review from Miriam
Miriam
Duisburg, Germany
October 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Southwest Surfhouse us an absolutely wonderful place for everyone who loves surfing or wants to learn it. The accommodation has a really cool vibe but still feels a bit like being home due to the amazing people working there who made me feel very welcome. I stayed there for a week and enjoyed every minute at the Surfhouse, the beautiful beaches of Seignosse and Hossegor the great parties in town every night. I can definitely recommend this place to everyone who wants to have a laid back time with amazing people!


How were the surf lessons?

     

I took surf lessons with the house instructor Chris and that absolutely made my stay! He did a great job telling us the important things about the different beaches and currents and watched or assisted us when surfing. I felt safe the whole time, which made my first surf holiday a really fun time! Thank you Chris for never getting tired of motivating us!

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Number of people: 16
24-Hour reception
Beach Towels
DVD
Heating
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dishwasher
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Gym / Fitness Centre
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Bicycle rental
Skateboard hire
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

Surfboards 10 euro per day

Girls Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 6

The girls dorm sleeps 6 and features hand made driftwood bunk beds. Each bed has its own power point, with USB and reading light. The dorm also has its own private balcony (with hammocks) that catches the morning sun.

NOTE: Nightly price includes buffet style breakfast Surf guiding daily. Transport to and from the surf house to surf spots Use of our bikes, skateboards and longboards, Free WIFI

Boys Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 8

The boys dorm is the only room downstairs and can sleep 6 to 8. It has its own en to suite bathroom and large living area.

NOTE: Nightly price includes buffet style breakfast Surf guiding daily. Transport to and from the surf house to surf spots Use of our bikes, skateboards and longboards, Free WIFI

Honeymoon Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Upstairs the 'honeymoon suite' can sleep 4 people or be used as a private double. It features his and her vanity sinks and a large jacuzzi style bath in the room.

NOTE: Nightly price includes buffet style breakfast Surf guiding daily. Transport to and from the surf house to surf spots Use of our bikes, skateboards and longboards, Free WIFI

Private double
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Finally there is one more private double room upstairs that overlooks the pool.

NOTE: Nightly price includes buffet style breakfast Surf guiding daily. Transport to and from the surf house to surf spots Use of our bikes, skateboards and longboards, Free WIFI

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Biarritz
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 44
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 30 minute
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Carwyn

We drive you to the best surf spots in and around the Hossegor area everyday and will surf with you and offer any guidance necessary, to ensure you catch as many waves as possible.

Main Surf Beach: Hossegor and surrounding beaches

Surf Lessons we offer:

Surf Guide


Surf conditions in Hossegor & Capbreton :

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

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12°

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17°

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22°

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26°

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22°

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14°

The beaches along the Hossegor and Capbreton coast stretch continuously north and south offering a huge choice of surf for everyone. Capbreton has 7 km of beaches starting at the busy side of town and extending south where sand dunes and pine forest merge gently with the incredible beauty of the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches by the main town are perfect for beginners and intermediate surfing standards

Across the harbour is the famous surf town of Hossegor, where European surfing really took off. The main stretch of beach, Plage Centrale and La Sud, beside the main promenade are great place to learn to surf in Hossegor. For those more experienced there's the opportunity to surf the breaks where the Worlds No.1 surfers duke it out every September in the World Championship Tour, the legendary La Nord and La Graviere.

The beaches reach Seignosse a few km’s north – here Les Bourdaines is perfect for longboarders, and Le Penon is a real quality beach break that’s a bit quieter and just as much fun. Further south is Biarritz with its classic waves and stunning cliffs. And down by St.Jean de Luz is Belharra, one of the worlds most impressive big wave surf spots.

Come Surf Hossegor & Capbreton with us

PAYMENT

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  • Your balance is due at check in.

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