Welcome to the freistil Junior Camp! As, of course, juniors are at least as fascinated by surfing as the 'seniors', freistil offers a programme that allows our younger guests to satisfy their curiosity and learn how to surf.
Feel the power of the oceanic waves and be trained how to feel at ease with the forces of nature. After some lessons of skilful paddling and successful "take offs", the incomparable feeling of surf-riding a wave definitely makes you wanting more!
Our international surf coaches are looking forward to giving you an understanding of all the aspects that make the whole surf culture as fascinating as it is. In addition, our manifold and zealous freistil-team will help out with words and deeds whenever you want. Especially for you, our juniors, a number of motivated and skilled 'full-time carers' will ensure your comfort.
Perfect time, perfect place! Whoever wants to learn surfing should come to the French Atlantic. Both, beginners as advanced surfers, love the turbulent waves of the Bay of Biscay. Fantastic beaches with ideal sandbanks and precise waves, various surf shops, a number of cosy cafes and quite a few cool clubs make up the perfect melange of French "savoir-vivre" and an international surf ambience.
Moliets Plage has everything you could ask for: endless beaches, good waves, BMX and skate spots, surf shops and cafes & bars to chill out or party.
In case, Moliets Plage is not enough, we organise some excursions. Beside trips to other surf spots and international surf competitions (if there are any at the time of your stay), we will take you on trips to Bordeaux and Biarritz where it is getting really "French". Another highlight: our party-trip to San Sebastian in Spain. Let's stroll through some surf-shops, see some historic places, have some original tapas and find out more about the meaning of real "Spanish temperament".
In the evenings you can either enjoy one of the wonderful sunsets at the beach or participate in one of the games, shows or sport competitions that we organise. If beauty session, beachvolley-session, BMX-, skate-, bodyboard- or footbag- training - with freistil, there won't be any running out of activities. Live out your individual holiday down to your whim and just the way you like it.
Board & Lodging
Our freistil camp is situated directly behind the dunes and right in the middle of a shady pinewood at the ***Camping site "Les Cigales". The well-attended camping site is provided with a snack bar, a supermarket, telephone boxes and internet access. You can also get sporty on the basketball-, soccer- or volleyball-court.
Only a short walk away from the beach, we spoil you with all conveniences needed for a perfect summer: freistil builds up its own little "camp" including a big kitchen tent and a canopied dining area. Further on, we have a material-store full of equipment you can lend free of charge: bikes, skateboards, beach games, board games, sunshades and various tools. In the middle of our "village" we set up our spacious party tent with its romantically lit chill-out garden. In case that there's a rainy day - no problem: let's grab some cokes, crisps and popcorn, watch some good (surf-) movies.
When it comes to your meals, we have a lot more to offer than just snacks: a nourishing and delicious breakfast including coffee, hot chocolate, tea, juices, cornflakes, cereals, fruit, baguette, cheese and a selection of cold cuts and sweet spreads will guarantee a good start into the morning! Use the rich buffet to prepare some packed lunch for the day. As days at the beach quicken the appetite, in the evenings you will enjoy a fresh and excellent 3-course-menu (salad, main course and dessert). No worries - vegetarians are kept in mind. Once a week we need your support: every guest is kindly asked to give our kitchen team a hand to prepare the dinner.
The surf class
Freistil is keen to provide every surfer - no matter if enthusiastic pro or curious beginner - with the best given opportunities to live that fantastic sport. Depending on the experiences you have, we split up our surf classes into different levels.
Surfing is definitely not an easy sport. It is really important to be professionally advised and equipped right from the beginning of the learning process. Step by step we get you on the board or help you optimizing your skills. Lessons (theory and practice) are held in English or German by licensed surf instructors that are fully-fledged at both: teaching and surfing.
The beginner training is divided into two parts. The first days, you will learn about the fundamental know-how of surfing: how to be positioned correctly on the board, techniques of paddling, how to cross the waves, how to fall in a controlled way, how to stand up smoothly and how to surf the convenient beachbreak of Moliets Plage. Of course, detailed safety instructions are also part of your training. In addition, theoretical units about e.g. the surfing lore, the science of waves, fluidics, the tidal lore and regulations about the right of way will be held by your coaches.
During the second part of your surf training, you exercise a lot to surf "green waves" - of course; your teacher will watch all activities attentively. Moreover, we videotape your sessions to make your learn from your mistakes and benefit from watching yourself progressing.
For all enthusiastic surfers - beginner, intermediate and advanced - we have the appropriate equipment at place. To keep our high-quality standard, we only cooperate with renowned manufacturers. You will be trained on BIC-Surfboards. For your surf class, we provide you with new freistil shortys and freistil rash-guards (lycras).
Have fun surfing!