Let`s start the summer earlier this year - join our summer opening surf camp in St.Girons and get your summer holiday feeling before everyone else. Wide, deserted beaches, an idyllic camping site and a lineup just for us#does that sound like a dream? Well, we make it true! Settle back and enjoy the quietness of the preseason at our cozy French Atlantic surfcamp. A great team, fantastic and qualified surf coaches and sandy beaches guarantee a wonderful summer holiday experience. Min.age for our summer opening camp is 18years. Good bye winter blues - hello summer sun!
The small district of St.Girons Plage is located directly at the beachside. The beautiful nature is just balm for the soul. There are only a few summer residences and the cozy beach promenade scattered into the environment. The smell of pines and ocean surrounds our camp - just take a deep breath and relax!
St.Girons Plage has a little promenade, 2 camping sites, some cozy restaurants, a few shops and a minimarket. Once a week, a homey market offers regional and traditional products. The only road takes you within 5km to the center of St.Girons where you can find a doctor and a pharmacy.
If you feel like going for a drink after a stunning day at the beach, just head for the beach promenade. Only 800m to go, you`ll find some comfy bars and nice people to meet. St.Girons Plage has no big party locations but hospitable and friendly bars and restaurants with live-music and beautiful sunsets to be adored. Allow yourself a relaxing break to your everyday business and enjoy your surf holiday at our summer opening camp in St.Girons Plage.
Don`t forget about the stunning environment and the beauty of the whole region. We organize regular day trips (if enough people sign in) and show you some of the most interesting places. The number one among our trips: a day trip to San Sebastian. The capital of the Basque country is definitely worth a visit. Go shopping, discover the historic part of the town, enjoy the view and the unique flair, eat delicious tapas and a have a great party. Viva Espana! Another classic trip is the short trip to the outlet stores in Hossegor. Find cool bargains at some of the most popular and up-to-date lifestyle- , surf- and skate label stores of the world. If you`re interested in any other destinations, just let us know. What about the spring-party Casetas in Biarritz or a visit at the ASP tour of the Roy Pro? Our open-minded and spontaneous team tries to organize the trips right after your fancy.
Board & Lodging
Our surfcamp at Campeole Les Tourterelles*** in St.Girons Plage is beautifully located in the midst of fragrant pines. Pure nature surrounds our areal#and right after the pine wood come the dunes and just behind, you access the wide and sandy beaches of the French Atlantic coast.
Relax and settle back - our guests love the calmness of the camp and the direct access to the beach. Besides, Camp#ole Les Tourterelles*** provides a soccer-/basketball court, a volleyball court and various P#tanque areas. Cool down at the swimming pool, get some snacks at the snack-bar or a go for a drink at the pool bar. In the evenings, you can watch the entertainment program, suitable for all ages. The sanitary facilities are well-tended and got renovated in 2011. At the reception you, internet access is offered (extra charge). However, you have to bring your own laptop.
You are accommodated in tents for 1-2 people (depending on your booking). The tents are divided into 1-2 sleeping cabins and an entrance area. At our spacious tents you have all the space you need as to put all your belongings and luggage. Don`t forget to bring your own camping mat, air mattress and sleeping bag - we don`t provide those!
At the center of our camping areal you find our roomy lounge tent. It forms the heart of our tent village - meet others, relax and chat, watch a movie or join one of the parties. At night, the lounge tent welcomes you to karaoke shows, movie nights and get-togethers. Our material tent provides you with anything you need as to have a good time at the beach - volleyballs, parasols, beach games and much more that you can rent.
Those of you that look for a little bit more comfort can also book one of the fixed accommodations offered by the camping site such as mobile homes. If you wish one of those, don`t lose time as there are booked up quite early. If you`re are interested in one of the fixed lodgings, please send us an email and we get back to you with an individual offering.
No doubt, active days at the ocean make more than hungry. Lucky you, that our qualified chef and his assistants spoil you with rich and healthy food. Start your day with a big and yummy breakfast buffet. Right after your fancy you can help yourself and prepare your packed lunch for the day. In the evenings, a warm and tasty dinner waits for you at the camp. Salad and dessert make your dinner perfect. Bon appetit!
Of course, we take vegetarians into account. In case you wish to have meatless alimentation or in case you have any food intolerances, please inform us in advance. As soon as you arrive at the camp, please let the chef know any food specifications.
By the way...beside your surf class, we are happy to organize some side activities such as party nights, volleyball matches, karaoke or movie nights, beach games and much more. Join our summer opening camp in St.Girons and get some sun and fun out of life!
The Surf Class
The most important thing about a surf holiday is -without a doubt - the surf class itself. That is why we put focus on high quality standards as to guarantee ideal conditions to all surfers and those who want to get one. We and all our surf coaches are officially DWV (German Surfers Association) approved. At our camps in St.Girons Plage we offer two different levels of surf classes - those for beginners and those for intermediate surfers. You can choose your level during the booking process. Please make sure you only go for the intermediate level when you have sufficient experience.
At the beginner class we'll get you on the board and make you familiar with the feeling of sliding on waves. Have fun with your first waves, get to know the material and be fascinated by the power of the surf sport. Beside practical units, you also have theory lessons with topics like meteorology and wave-constitution. The practical part contains 20units a 45min. You'll have 10xdouble-units per week. We will carry out a little surf competition at the end of the week.
When are you considered to be intermediate? In case you have already attended an intensive surf class (means a minimum of 20units a 45min), when you know all the safety and right-of-way rules and when you are able to surf a green wave, well then our intermediate surf class is the right choice. We help you to intensify your surf skills and improve your surfing continuously. Our qualified surf coaches will help with words and deeds and take your surfing to the next level. At our intermediate class, we also use video analysis as to make you learn from your mistakes. The course is held in 10 double units (20 x 45min) and also contains theoretical parts. Only those who are able to read the ocean are able to surf its waves. Have fun!
Our high standards are the same for all our surf classes. All surf coaches are qualified and well-trained (surf coach license, beach-life guard certificate). Our classes have a maximum leaners capacity of 8people. That guarantees an ideal and safe supervision and teaching. We provide all surf students with adequate equipment - surfboards (BIC softboards) and high-quality wetsuits (Billabong or RipCurl).
Outside your surf class, you can rent the surf material (extra charge) if available. As to do so, you have to know all needed safety- and right-of-way rules. In addition, you have to be comfortable with the surfboard and be able to navigate it safely. Your surf teacher will rate you and decide if you can rent material. At the beginner class, you can rent the material the earliest after the 3rd day of your course. Clients younger than 18 years are not allowed to rent any surf equipment and surf on their own.
How to get to us
As we want you to feel comfortable with us from the moment you start your journey, we also take care of how you get to our camps. Just get on board of one of our comfy coaches and travel easily and directly to your booked destination. The bus journey is already included in the travel price.
Of course, there's different ways to get to our camps. Find some of them just below. Everyone who doesn't use our coach service as to get to the booked destination gets 75 Euro reduction of the travel price.
Coach - we recommend our coach service. Profit from a stress-free, comfortable and eco-friendly way of travelling that takes you directly to our camps. Depending on the date of departure, our coach stops at up to 16 cities in Germany and Switzerland. One of the places of departure is surely close to where you live. Just choose your point of departure during the booking procedure. You can also take your own surfboard (max.size 6'8") - please tell us well in advance if you bring your board as we have to organize the luggage space accordantly.
Car - you can drive your own car. Depending on where you live, the journey might take up to 30 hrs. Be prepared and take an updated satnav and maps with you. You'll find the address of the camping site in your booking documents. If not, feel free to ask us. Please be aware that most of the French motorways have a road charge system. There is a parking lot just in front of the camping site. However, you cannot take your car directly to the camping space.
Plane - the fastest way to get to us. Depending on your place of departure, there are some no-frills airlines running services to Bordeaux and Biarritz which are the nearest airports. From there, you can either rent a car or book our airport shuttle (extra charge while booking procedure).
Important notice: As St.Girons Plage is not connected to the local public transport system, it's not possible to get directly to the camp by bus or train.