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Shifting Sands Surf Camp

65 avenue jean lartigau, Labenne - Hossegor & Capbreton , France
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Shifting Sands Surf Camp
Reviews (6)
4.5 out of 5

Recognized by Surf Europe magazine as one of Europe`s top five Surf Camps in 2001.With a history in Pro Surfing,we now offer the true surfing lifestyle to all levels of surfers.

We can accommodate 15 guests in 2 modern house`s ,the main house has shared rooms upstairs,with large social kitchen and lounge downstairs and the 2nd more private house at the back of the large garden is where we have 3 private double`s sharing a second kitchen and lounge.The garden has 2 BBQ areas,slack line,solar showers,table tennis.yoga mats etc..

*SURF GUIDING,EQUIPMENT & BREAKFAST ARE INCLUDED FREE

Location

Set in a pine forest with only trees and sand dunes between us and the beaches.4km south of Hossegor center and the great night life,we are perfectly located for a great nights sleep and a quiet surf.The Surf Camp has only recently been built,so it does not show on the Google map.Biarritz is 30mins south and a day trip to Spain is only 40 mins away.The glorious Pyrennees mountains are 30mins inland.

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6 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Andrew
Andrew
Devon
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

What a great place!! We enjoyed our stay emensly.Great rooms, great atmosphere and great concept. Knowing we can surf all day and going at our own speed, but always having some one to answer my questions and point out my mistakes, perfect!! My surfing has got a lot better

Review from Ollie
Ollie
Antwerp
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

After 6 years of surf trips I`ve never gone back to the same place twice, never found what I was looking for, maybe never knew what I was looking for either, that was until I found Paul`s place. They realy do have everything for a great surf trip. I was also very impressed with the quality of the equipment, really good boards

Review from Jenny
Jenny
London
June 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

As a group of girls we didn’t know what to expect. From the moment we walked in and the cool air hits you we were more than happy. A real chill out atmosphere downstairs and our room was quiet and private away from the main house.The surfing was entirely at our own pace, but as the week went on we all got right into it. See you all next year

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Review from Christian
Christian
Amsterdam
May 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Thank you everyone, we both really enjoyed our stay with you. My wife was very happy, she confessed on the flight back that she never imagined the place was going to be so good. A communal lifestyle, but with your own private rooms. Can`t wait to show off my new surfing skills when I next surf with my mates. Not 5 star accommodation but we were not expecting that.

Review from Tyler
Tyler
Florida
October 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a great time and learned a lot about France's waves, surfing, wheatgrass and Qi! It was great meeting everybody.

Review from Simon
Simon
Ireland, Dublin

Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accomodation was nice. Slightly out of town but thats an asset in many ways cos have good access to best waves. Excellent kitchen and kept clean. The best thing about it is the atmosphere created by owners and the younger people working there. Ping pong table, pool table, video games, big tv, great atmosphere in the house.Its very relaxed and communal, everyone cooks together and usually surfs together. Only complaint was shower was not amazing.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Beaches were amazing, surfed 5 days out of 7 which is very good for July. The town is really nice too. I was surfing with the group in the camp usually but not getting lessons, just occasional advice at the end of the day. The most important thing in this area of france is to get local knowledge of where and when to surf, cos it changes so much with wind and tide and swell period and so the forecast is so important. It helped massively that Paul knew the place so well. It was key thing for my holiday. There were good instructors on the water too so you could follow them and know the best place to wait in the line up. I surfed a couple of days on my own on the bigger days (as the rest were mainly beginners) and would have liked a bit more guidance on the days when surf was big or not perfect. On a surf holiday you wanna surf whether its good or bad.

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Number of people: 15
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
DVD
Heating
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dishwasher
Gym / Fitness Centre
Laundry
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Bicycle rental
Darts
Horseback riding
Ping-pong
Pool table
Skateboard hire
Yoga

Additional Fees:

No Extras

Extras:

No Extras,it`s All included
Private Double with terrasse
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Double Bed in Large room with terrace.shared bathroom,kitchen,lounge along with full use of the main Surf House and all Surfing Equipment,bikes,balance trainers,yoga mats,etc....

Large Private Double bed and 2 singles with Balcony
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Large private room with balcony,shared bathroom,kitchen,lounge along with full use of the main surf house and All Surfing Equipment,bikes,balance trainers,yoga mats etc...

Ladies shared room with six single beds
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 6

Spacious room with six single beds and garden views.Shared bathroom,kitchen,lounge along with full use of the main surf house and All Surfing Equipment,bikes,balance trainers,yoga mats,etc....

Mens shared room with six single beds
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 6

Spacious room with six single beds with garden views, shared bathroom,kitchen,lounge along with full use of the main Surf House and All Surfing Equipment,bikes balance trainers,yoga mats, etc...

Private room with mezzanine
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

Private room with mezzanine and terrace.1 Double bed up on mezzanine and 1 Single bed downstairs.Shared bathroom,kitchen,lounge along with full use of the main Surf House and All Surfing Equipment,bikes,balance trainers,yoga mats,etc...

Private room with mezzanine 2
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private room with mezzanine and terrace.Double bed up on mezzanine with desk and chairs downstairs.Shared bathroom,kitchen,lounge along with full use of the main Surf House and All Surfing Equipment,bikes,balance trainers,yoga mats,etc....

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 provide Airport Transfers from and to Biarritz and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €35
  • - Nearest Airport: Biarritz
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 20
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 40 mins
  • - There is a 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

Paul

Nigel

After 15 years of surfing and travelling the world,I choose the long golden beaches of Hossegor as the best place to live.We have the warmest water in Europe and the best beach brakes,mix this with the night life and restarants and you`ve got everything you need for a great surf trip.

Main Surf Beach: We have our own secret spots,you have to discover them with us.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

After choosing the most appropriate spot each day,Paul will take you to the surf and guide you through the first stages of your surfing future.The aim here is to bring up confidence and a understanding of water movement,wave choose,paddling and the "pop up".

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We will choose the most suitable waves each day.Take you to the surf and advice on any questions or individual needs.Learning top to bottom movement and power turns.

Advanced Surf Lessons

At this level we focus on physical and mental preperation for contest,nutrition and physical training.

Surf Guide

All our surfing is guided.We choose the best spots,daily considering swell size,tide,wind,etc...Giving advice all day at the beach and all evening at the House.


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26°

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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

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