Do you want to learn how to surf but don't want to go camping? No wish for tents and mats but rather a real mattress? You don't fancy a "sanitary block" but prefer your own shower in the bathroom? You are not so much into busy surf camps but rather into a personal atmosphere in a small group?
If you'd like to get away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism then our French Surf Lodge in Mimizan is the perfect place for you to learn how to surf. Of course non-surfers are more than welcome to come and enjoy the sun and tranquillity in our spacious lodge with communal areas and 5 spacious guest rooms. Our beautiful garden has a private pool to relax.
Of course our surf lodge is equipped with all the necessary surf material which is freely available to guests.
Every morning and evening meals are prepared for you - a real holiday! We regularly organise fun activities in which you can participate if you wish. A "Sunset Surf Session" and a trip to San Sebastian will definitely be on our programme.
In our Surf Lodge you can enjoy la belle vie in your own style, the pure life.
The Surf Lodge is peacefully situated by the river, just outside the centre of Mimizan Plage within walking distance from the beach and the village with it's restaurants, shops, bars and discos.
Mimizan is a popular, vibrant surf spot where both the experienced and the novice surfer can live life to the full. Here you will find an international mix of surf dudes and surf babes. Mimizan stands for an ideal surf holiday never to forget.
With the immense Atlantic Ocean on the doorstep, Europe's most beautiful waves roll ashore. As the waves break over sandbanks just before hidding the shore, this is the perfect place to learn how to catch your first waves. Also for the more experienced surfer there is more than enough enjoyment to be found in the larger breakers of the back set.
Board & Lodging
Our Surf Lodge offers the kind of accommodation that surfers are looking for in Mimizan Plage.
The five spacious rooms with sturdy beds and comfortable mattresses provide a perfect nights rest. The rooms vary from 2 to 8 persons capacity and most of them even have their own private terrace. The lodge has reliable and clean showers and toilets.
The lodge is also equipped with a huge common relax-garden with a nice heated private swimmingpool. With a maximum capacity of 15 guests you will certainly be able to find your peace.
In our lounge area, we have nice comfortable sofas in a unique "surfy" decor. They create a super relaxed atmosphere and function as an ideal place to share time with others or enjoy your own space and rest. A library and boardgames keep the boredom at bay.
In the garden area, our 100% south facing sun terrace with swimming pool is equipped with lounge beds, garden furniture and an outside solar shower.
Retreat from the midday sun and chill out in the garden, in a hammock or with a book in the love-seats -no problem at the surf lodge!
The more active guests can play darts, table tennis or a game of bowls. You can also enjoy a cool beer by the pool during the "apres-surf". In addition, the lodge provides Free WiFi (wireless internet connection) throughout the house and garden. Surfing costs energy. Therefore it is important to reload your batteries in order to best enjoy the sun, sea, surf and beach. Tasty and healthy food, that is our aim.
Every morning we will wake you up with a delicious and healthy breakfast buffet on the sunny terrace to get the day off to a good start. Freshly brewed coffee and tea, juices, hot sandwiches, eggs, jam, yoghurt, cereals, cheese, fruit, ... At dinner time, our fantastic chef makes a surprising menu, an irresistible mix of traditional and international dishes. An exquisite BBQ simply can't be missed. If you have specific dietary needs or allergies we will take this into account.
You are at the right address to learn surfing. Find out that surfing is more than just a trend-sport. Learning to surf requires determination and patience. The aim is that after paddling out in a lying position to be able to stand on your board and ride the wave. Under the guidance of a qualified BSA (British Surfing Association) surf teacher you`ll have the best possible conditions for advancing quickly and securely.
Our Surf School works exclusively with qualified BSA experts, they are both lifeguards and surf teachers. All surf coaches are well-trained and highly professional and concentrate on your individual level and skills. Throughout the week they are always available for both the beginner and the more experienced surfers.
During the theory lessons you will receive explanation about the equipment, safety at sea and the basic techniques. Afterwards you go in small guided groups for your first surf experience on the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Once you've caught your first wave you will realise that surfing is more than a notion: "It's a way of life"! Guests of the Surf Lodge join a 6 hours course (6 x 1 hour).
During the lessons we use soft-tops (soft surfboards) for security reasons but outside the lessons you can go and practice on our other boards (various lengths).
The rhythm of the week is determined by the surf - morning sessions and sunset sessions will definitely be included.
The whole week you'll have free use of all our surfboards, wetsuits, bodyboards, skimboards...
New in 2011: Beachcruisers from Electra, free to use!