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If you’re looking for a perfect spot for your family to ride your first wave ever or want to improve your board skills, one of Surflife favorite spots at the Atlantic Ocean, Surflife Family Camp Mimizan, will be your place to be for your summer vacation. All of the lessons are taught by the licensee surf instructors who are looking forward to have some fun the water with you and your kids. Surflife only teaches with soft-top surfboards, which are more convenient when it comes to safety in order to guarantee a lot of fun in the water for the entire family.
The Surflife Family Camp welcomes you with a relaxed surf vibe where you can enjoy your time off at chill out places in one of the restful hammocks or cozy sofas. The campsite, where Surflife is located, has a swimming pool, mini golf, restaurant, etc.
The comfy tipi tent comes with a large double bed (140 x 190 centimeters) and two / three stable air mattresses (80 x 200 centimeters) fort he kids. All tents are equipped with a mini fridge, camping storage, lighting, broom and dustpan, as well as a cooling box with dishes and cutlery. Additionally, each tent is equipped with chairs, awnings or a sun umbrella, and carpets.
If your older kids want to experience their first very own camping adventure, you can make them happy by booking them a 2-person bungalow tent directly next to your large tipi tent for an extra price.
When staying with Surflife Family, Surflife can provide you and your kids a babysitter or daycare in consultation with the sitter and the attending families up to four hours a day. While the kids are being taken care off, you can enjoy some time on your own and surf the best waves of your life with Surflife.
New this year on the campsite where you will stay is the big swimming pool! Awesome after a sandy beach day, there are a big indoor pool plus hot tub, big outdoor pool with slide, and children pool with even more slides!
Arrival on Saturday and check in from 13:00. On Saturday evening, there is a welcome meal for everyone around 19:00. Sunday starts with a theory lesson about surfing and the ocean. After this, the first surf lessons will start as Surflife will try to give everyone their first lesson on Sunday. But, as it can be busy, sometimes some groups lessons have to be moved to Monday morning. After Sunday, there will be surf lessons every day and on Friday, you will end the surf lessons with the competition where you can win great O’Neill goodies.
Please be noted that the surf lessons are given in groups with a maximum of eight guests. Kids and adults can surf together in a group. Surflife certified surf instructors will teach you everything about the surfing itself and about safety, the ocean, the material, etc. The surfing equipment tent opens every morning after breakfast around 10:30 and closes at around 19:00 in the evening. If you want to surf before or after that, you can also make arrangements with the team on the spot.
Choose from all sorts of surfboards, from shortboards (from 6 foot) and mini-malibus (7.6 to 8 foot) to longboards (9 to 10 foot). These surfboards are of good quality and made by well-known brands like NSP, Southpoint, BIC, Surftech, and Victory. You can also choose from soft-top surfboards of different sizes, which are perfect for surf lessons and starting surfers. You can also have some fun with the bodyboards with flippers and a range of skimboards.
A wetsuit protects you during surfing from the cold water, bright sun, and board rash. The very own O´Neill wetsuits will protect you and your kids in the water as well on the surfboards and have extra long arms for even more safety for the little ones.
Surflife also loves live music and parties. Come on over and enjoy some private concerts of the Surflife friends such Chef`Special, Jack and the Weatherman, TenTemPies, and Pat Smith. Surflife Family Camp not only provides you with the perfect place to enjoy your time in the water. In here, you can test your skills and play some beach volleyball, building sand castles at the beach while the rest of the family sunbath, or chill under the tents shadow.
Please notice that the minimum age requirement to attend the surf lessons is six years old with minimum swimming diploma A and preferably also B.
Mimizan is a great French surf village with several bars, restaurants, surf shops and other local shops. Within two hours, you are already in Spain and you will find the beautiful place San Sebastian.
Surflife very own head chefs are highly motivated to prepare real surf soul food every day made out of fresh, local, and healthy ingredients. Start your day right with a rich breakfast and get excited for culinary highlights and the weekly barbecue. Vegetarians and / or food allergy are taken into account. Please indicate this in the inquiry or send Surflife an email with your food wishes or requirements. If you really need specific ingredients, it is advisable to bring it with you and hand it over to the crew because not everything is available in the local supermarkets.
On the site, Surflife has a cooking team that provides an extensive breakfast and dinner almost every day. From the day after arrival to the day of departure, they provide a breakfast including coffee, tea, and fruit juice. In Mimizan, dinner is served on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
You can book the meals (breakfast and dinner) by sending Surflife an inquiry or book it on the arrival day. This can also be done for only one day in consultation. You can also, of course, cook yourself. You do not have to drag yourself with pots and pans. These are present on the spot and you can borrow them to prepare your own meal. You can also dine out every evening in the many restaurants around the camp (ask the crew for tips!)
The freshwater lake of Mimizan-Aureihan is the perfect spots for a nice afternoon for just swimming or paddleboarding.
It is nice to make a day out to the beautiful city of San Sebastian in Spain, which is one of the places you really want to have been with its beautiful large sandy beaches, special buildings, and delicious tapas.
Besides surfing, standup paddleboard (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sport worldwide. You can get fascinated by this easy learnable sport and enjoy a day with your family on the nearby lake.
Aqualand offers a great fun for the whole family. You can enjoy a day with lots of water slides, pools, and more.
If your family is keen on doing something really exciting, this is a great adrenaline park for young and old.
After a day of surfing and chilling at the beach, you may return to the surf camp for a sunset yoga session. Surflife qualified yoga teacher will guide you through inspiring yoga classes. The perfect way to gently, yet deeply stretch, and strengthen your entire body, relax and totally unwind after a day in the sun and surf.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD).
When traveling with public transport, Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) is the closest as is the Bordeaux-Saint-Jean Train Station. You can arrange a transfer from Bordeaux to Mimizan for 180 EUR per full car (five persons). There is a train going from Bordeaux-Saint-Jean Train Station to Labouheyre and from there you can catch a bus to Mimizan or arrange a transfer from Labouheyre (train station) to Mimizan for 50 EUR per full car. You can also rent a car and drive to Mimizan-Plage from Bordeaux.