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8 Days Intensive Beginner Surf Camp in Mimizan, France

Single Fin Hotel & Lodge, 16, Avenue du Courant, Mimizan-Plage, Mimizan, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Fun Surf Camp France

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 40 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Come and join Surflife to enjoy the perfect spots to experience your first waves or improve your skills in the Atlantic Ocean, Mimizan, France! You will have some fun in the water while you are learning from your licensed instructor. In addition to surfing, you can also enjoy other activities Surflife has to offer: short and long boards as well as SUPs, and bodyboards and skimboards.

Meet the instructors

Thom & Claire


  • 1 beginner theory
  • 4 1.5-hour beginner surf lessons
  • Experienced and licensed instructors
  • Complimentary use of surf materials
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, French, German
The maximum participants in the group is 40
Airport transfer available:
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$111 per person)
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The Single Fin Hotel and Lodge is a classic basque Landaise home from the outside, but with bohemian comfort inside. Crammed with Scandinavian touches, big sofas, a huge fireplace and quirky treasures from around the world, its décor blends in perfectly in this region that loves its tradition. There are 18 rooms, all with private bathrooms and balcony and they share a large rooftop terrace and an open-plan living area on the ground floor with bar and restaurant facilities.

The hotel is run by a French couple. Arnaud grew up in this hotel ran by his father and after traveling all over the world to find the best surf, him and his wife Aurelie settled here with their daughter Mila. Together they welcome you with the sincere pleasure and personalized advice of natural born hosts: daily breakfast, arranging surf lessons, bike hire or superb massages, and yoga, they’ll be there for you.

The warm welcome from the staff and the fantastic views set it far above a simple hotel or other surf accommodation and you’re only minutes from the center of the town.

Shared room (dorm)

The shared rooms have 4 beds and share their bathroom. The accommodation have one mixed and one female shared room. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and washbasin. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Standard double room

Standard double room is a two-person room with one double bed. This room has its own bathroom but the toilet is across your room in the hallway. It is the perfect room for couples and friends.

Deluxe double room

Deluxe double room is a two-person room with one double bed. This room has it’s own bathroom and is the perfect room for couples and friends.


Surflife offers professional surf lessons for all levels taught by experienced and qualified instructors. They are passionate about teaching you how to surf. Surfing is a water sport that requires a lot of patience and good instruction.

By taking surf lessons you can speed up the learning process significantly and quickly catch your first wave. This way, you’ll get to know the basics of surfing in only a few days time and maximize the fun of being in the water.


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. Or have some fun with our bodyboards with flippers and a range of skimboards.


A wetsuit protects you during surfing from the cold water, bright sun, and board rash. At Surflife, you can rent wetsuits of top quality. During surf lessons a wetsuit is mandatory. You’ll rent a wetsuit for only 25 EUR a week (pay on site). Surflife have got different wetsuits for men and women in all sizes.


Mimizan-plage is a great French surf village with several bars, restaurants, surf shops, and other local shops. Who hasn’t heard about the crazy parties at Pura Vida Surf bar or finishing your party night at our ‘own’ Bar Americain? Surflife welcome you with a relaxed surf vibe where you can enjoy your time off at chill-out places in one of your restful hammocks or cozy sofas.



  • Cycling
  • Surfing


  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck


  • Wireless internet


Surflife's 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 Surfife's weekly barbecue. Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request. If you have any allergies or other dietary requirements, please let Surflife know in advance so they can cater for your needs on your surf holiday.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Bike riding

Summer time is always a great time for cycling so ask for our bike partner and enjoy the surroundings of Mimizan. Visit the wonderful lake and forest in the area.


Surf the tarmac with Surflife's Sector 9 and Durkes skate-longboards that are available for you all week. Surflife have got the necessary protective gear around as well, so there’s no excuse to not go and cruise. The longboard expert will gladly take you along for a lesson in carving and sliding.


With the beautiful river in front of our doorstep what better way to explore it than by SUP? Surflife regularly organize tours, where you’ll first be instructed and then let loose to enjoy nature from the water surface.


After a day of surfing and chilling at the beach you will return to the surf camp for a sunset yoga session. The 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.

The yoga sessions will cost:

  • Yoga intro: one-hour yoga session 7.50 EUR (only to book on site)
  • Yoga lessons: four one-hour yoga sessions at the beach at the beginning or end of the day 25 EUR (possible to prebook)

What's included

  • 1 theory session
  • 4 sessions of 1.5 hours of beginner lessons
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 days of use of surf material (excluding wetsuits)
  • Daily breakfast

What's not included

  • Wetsuits (available at 25 EUR a week)
  • Yoga sessions

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfer options from Bordeaux to Mimizan are 100 EUR per pick-up/drop-off, with a maximum of 4 guests at a time.

Arrival by train

Transfer options from train station Labouheyre is 30 EUR per pick-up/drop-off, with a maximum of 3 guests at a time.

Airport: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Airport transfer available: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$111 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.
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