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Surf camp at Guethary is formulas which combine a 5 days surf course with accommodation. It permits you to discover the Basque coast, the waves and to initiate you to surfing in one of the best location in Europe. The classical course starts by the equipment, the presentation of the surf gear, some theory on the beach, a warm up then you will get in the water and practice till the end of the lesson. From the beginner to the expert and every adult in good physical are welcome to our adult surf camp!
There are 3 accommodations available which including;
Accommodation in an ocean view flat in front of the famous wave of Guethary (Parlementia). 4 people per flat.
Accommodation in a charming maison dhote, 5 minutes walk from the center of Guethary. Big common living room, nice garden, bed & breakfast and large kitchen to prepare your meals. Breakfast is available every morning.
The accommodation is in a traditional basque hotel in the center of Guethary, the hypes place of Guethary with a delicious restaurant, a bar and an ocean view terrace. Breakfast is available every morning.
Whatever the formula you choose you will have 2 hours tuition a day, 5 days a week, the equipment available for the rest of the day and the advices from the instructors if you want to have a second session. Without forgetting the different activities of the area and there are numerous. The lessons take place in two areas which are a beach break for the less sporty and beginners or the Parlementia reef break for the bravest and the more experimented.
The surf school uses adapted equipment to optimize your improvement: soft boards with soft fins for beginners, hard boards for the experimented surfers, wetsuits adapted at the season which will give you more floatability and protection. The ocean can become very wild; our surf tuitions will teach you to detect its dangers and how to deal with it. All our students are equipped with colored rash guards for a better visibility in the water. You will learn as well the surfer's rules, the control of your board and how to deal with rip tides.
All our surf instructors are able to provide the gestures of first assistance in case of accident. Our surf instructors are fully qualified (state certification) to give quality tuitions; whatever the formula chosen you will have individual corrections, advices for a better analyses of the ocean conditions and to have the right behavior and adapted technical solutions to help you in your improvement, all this in a friendly atmosphere. Our instructors are English speakers and some can provide lessons in Spanish too.
Christophe has been living at Guethary for 15 years and knows all the surf breaks of the area very well; hell take you to the most suitable break of the day according to your level. Christophe grew up in a Pyrenean ski resort which makes him an all year round instructor, and when hes not surfing his home break, hes in the 3 valleys on board or skis. He supervises all the technical aspects of the ESG of which he is one of the founders.
Dominique also one of the founders, has been involved with surfing in France for many years and oversees the organization. She will sort out any problems which might arise and will try as hard as she can to make your trip memorable.
Henri is the instructor of ESG; he has been body boarding since his childhood and surfing for 12 years, when hes not snapping the lip or getting tube at la Gravire, hes playing his guitar for Gwayav, local band from Hossegor. If you dont know what cool is hell make you understand and give you precious tips on how to well behave in lively water and he will dramatically improve your surfing.
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