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Relaxing Surfcamp France

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

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This retreat is specialized for adults from 23 years old and above. You will get 6 hours of surf lessons guided by an instructor that will enhance your surf skill and Pura Vida Lodge will also provide the surfboard and wetsuit for you. Experience the great feeling by surfing in the beautiful Les Landes area. Book now and upgrade your surfing skill with Pura Vida Lodge!


  • 6-hour surf lessons
  • Surfboard and wetsuit use
  • Free daily yoga lesson (except Saturday)
  • Bodyboards and skateboards rental
  • Free coffee and tea all day long
  • Use of an Electra beach cruiser
  • 7 nights' lodging
  • 7 breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, French
Airport transfer available:
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$59 per person)
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor shower

Pura Vida Lodge is equipped with a huge common relax-garden with a nice heated private swimming pool. With a small maximum capacity of guests, you will certainly be able to find peace. In their lounge area, they have nice comfortable sofas in a unique surf 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 board games keep the boredom at bay.

In the garden area, their south facing-sun terrace with swimming pool is equipped with lounge beds, garden furniture, and an outside solar shower. During this surf camp, you can stay in a shared room or a double room with your friend. Please send Pura Vida Lodge an inquiry if you wish to stay in a single room. Retreat from the midday sun and chill out in the garden, in a hammock, or with a book in the loveseats.


In the morning, you will wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread. Now you have choices whether you will go for your first surf session, join a daily yoga lesson, or turn around one last time before you sit down for your lovely, healthy breakfast. With the other guests, you can enjoy eating breakfast in the sun. In the meantime, your surf instructor will arrive and let everyone know that the surf conditions are at its best.

After the breakfast, you will grab the wetsuit that belongs to you for the whole week from the rack and attach your surfboard onto the beach cruiser with board rack. After 5 minutes of cycling, you will reach the beach and see the waves of the Atlantic Ocean rolling in. You are ready to surf.

After a warming-up with the whole group, you'll get into the water. Your surf teacher will give you instructions and you'll notice that your surfing skill gets better. After 1 hour, the lesson will be over and your body will feel tired. You will do sunbathing on the beach for a while before cycling back to the lodge.

In the afternoon, you will have enough energy again to go surfing on your own with new friends you made at the lodge. Every minute you spend in the water will make you learn more about all aspects of surfing and you'll feel happy and free. With a cold drink, you will toast on a good day in the garden of the lodge. You will taste delicious food after being active all day. At the campfire at night, all guests will share their stories. By the time you get to bed, you will feel satisfied.

Typical daily schedule

  • 08:00 Free yoga lesson
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Surf lessons
  • 13:00 Relaxing by the swimming pool
  • 16:00 Surfing on your own
  • 19:00 Dinner (self-catering)
  • 21:00 Campfire


Pura Vida Lodge is located in Mimizan in the region of Les Landes known for its vast pine forests and kilometers of golden beaches. The town of Mimizan is a seaside town nestled into the luscious green landscape of the Landes Forest of Gascogne. Silvercoast, an ocean coast with silver reflections, is observed by the poet Maurice Martin at the beginning of the century. With a beach of almost 10 kilometers of fine sand, the Courant de Mimizan, a 7-kilometer waterway, joins Aureilhan-Mimizan with the ocean and separates Mimizan North Beach where most summer activities take place as well as Mimizan South Beach, a vast relaxing space.


You will get seven breakfasts. Furthermore, free coffee and herbal tea are available for you all day long. If you are a vegetarian or have an allergy to certain foods, please notify Pura Vida Lodge so they can prepare special food for you. Three dinners can be added upon arrival!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Clubbing
  • Fitness
  • Golf
  • SUP

Spa treatments

  • Yoga
  • SUP Yoga
  • Massages

What's included

  • 6 hours of surf lessons
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Bodyboards, skateboards, and longboard skates rental
  • Daily free yoga lesson (except Saturday)
  • Free coffee and tea all day long
  • Full use of the relax-garden with heated eco swimming pool, bar, etc.
  • Surfboard and wetsuit rental
  • Use of an Electra beach cruiser with board rack
  • Bedsheets

What's not included

  • Insurance
  • Transport
  • Dinner (3 meals can be added upon arrival)
  • Tourist tax
  • Towels (you can rent towels for a small fee)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) or Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ) so Pura Vida Lodge can arrange your transport to the location or you can rent a car. Car rental is available near the both airports.

Airport: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Airport transfer available: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$59 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday October 2, 2021
Departure: Saturday October 9, 2021

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