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8 Days Special Yoga and Surf Camp in Mimizan, France

Relaxing Yoga and Surf Camp in France

Surf Life with their yoga and surfing camp aims to combine and provide fitness, flexibility, and balance as they are the key requirements for success and progression. Learn surfing from professional coaches and use the equipment to free surf everyday. Participate in yoga sessions especially designed by the highly experienced instructor to complement and aid your surfing lessons. Perfect for both men and women, this package is accessible to a range of levels and will develop your surfing and yoga practice no matter where you’re starting from. So, don’t hesitate and book your surf and yoga lessons today!

Highlights

  • 4 surfing lessons
  • Daily yoga and pranayama
  • Free surfing everyday during the week
  • Services of experienced yoga and surf instructors
  • 1 massage of your choice or 1 reflexology session
  • Use of all required surf and yoga equipment
  • Tasty vegetarian breakfasts and dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, German, English

Airport transfer available:
Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (US$117 per person)

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Accommodation

You will be staying in Single Fin Hotel & Lodge. The Single Fin Hotel & 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.

You can choose to stay in a private standard double room, deluxe double room, or shared bungalow.

Standard double room

The double rooms are decorated with special attention to details. The interior designer has created special areas where you can breathe and relax after a challenging day. It is the perfect choice for couples or friends that want an extra of privacy and comfort, all with private bathroom and balcony.

Deluxe double room

The double rooms are decorated with special attention to details. The interior designer has created special areas where you can breathe and relax after a challenging day. It is the perfect choice for couples or friends that want an extra of privacy and comfort, all with private bathroom and balcony.

Shared bungalow

The bungalow dorm room with private bathroom and terrace is the perfect choice for groups of friends and solo travelers in a budget. It has two rooms each with three beds (one single and a bunkbed), where you can have a good rest and recover all the energy spent during the surfing sessions.

Surf Life Yoga and Surf Camp France Program

During the eight-day yoga and surf camp, you will have four surfing lessons with professional coaches and also free surf every day. There will be daily yoga sessions - Ashtanga, Vinyasa, meditation, and pranayama. You will also have all the surf and yoga equipment that you require.

Surf lessons

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. For intermediate of advanced surfers, Surflife offers special surf coaching with special focuses on man oeuvres along the wave and we will go over different techniques.

Yoga

The highly experienced yoga instructor has developed morning and evening yoga sessions. Classes are sensitive to the key muscle groups used in surfing, offering a balance of energizing dynamic sessions and restorative relaxing Yin sessions.

Typical day

Start your day with an energizing yoga session and fuel yourself with a healthy breakfast before joining your surf instructors for the day. All equipment will be prepared for you, boards and lunch packed and ready to go. Simply pick your wetsuit size and grab your sun cream! Your instructors will take you to the best beach that day, depending on your level, the weather, and swell conditions.

Each surf day includes two yoga lessons with a break in between for lunch. After improving your surf skills, you’ll be transported back to the surf lodge for a relaxing evening yoga session to stretch out tired muscles. Wrap the day up with a healthy feast from the in-house chef whilst mingling with fellow surfers around the fire pit.

Instructors

Claire Doulet
(Vinyasa Yoga)
Claire Doulet discovered yoga during one of her travels. After several injuries from snowboarding, she naturally started to get back in form again with exercises more and more and healing herself with yoga. Yoga helped her find her balance between my body and mind. She is a registered yoga Ashtanga or Vinyasa teacher from the Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School - Rishikesh in India. Her aim is to share and help people who want to reconnect with themselves with natural methods while she is following the rhythm of the seasons of the beautiful earth.

Location

This surf camp is based in Mimizan, France. Mimizan-plage is a great French surf village with several bars, restaurants, surf shops, and other local shops.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Surfing

General

  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Board rental
  • Wireless internet

Food

This surf camp includes daily breakfast and four dinners (with vegetarian, healthy, original, gourmet, and organic food). Please let Surf Life know if you have dietary restrictions. The head chefs are highly motivated to prepare real surf soul food every day made out of fresh, local, and healthy ingredients.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
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)

Beach

The surf camp provides you not only the perfect place to enjoy your time in the water - what about testing your skills and play some beach volleyball or frisbee at the beach while your friends sunbath or chill under the hotel's shadow tents? If there is still some energy left at the end of the day, jump on the indo or skimboards or join your friends for a great sunset before chilling to some live music in the camp.

Chill

The Mimizan surf camp welcomes you with a relaxed surf vibe where you can enjoy your time off at our chill out places in one of your restful hammocks or cozy sofas. If you have some energy left after a fun surf day, jump on a skate-or indoboard to improve your balance skills or join one for the daily yoga sessions or get inspired watching a surf movie at the surf bar.

Music

At Surflife, they love live music and parties. Come on over and enjoy some private concerts of our Surflife friends such Chef`Special, Jack and the Weatherman, TenTemPies, and Pat Smith (Splendid). Become the new music star at our open mic nights, where you can prove your singing skills or enjoy a freshly made Sangria and listen to your friends singing their hearts out.

Skate

Use Surflife Sector 9 longboards free of charge and including protection to cruise around the camp during your stay to discover the camp and its surroundings. Whenever in doubt about carving, sliding and dancing on your new best friends, the longboard professors will assist you anytime.

What's included

  • 4 surfing lessons with professional coaches
  • Free surf everyday
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions
  • All the surf and yoga equipment you will need
  • Nutrition advice
  • 1 massage of your choice or 1 reflexology session
  • Vegetarian meals, consisting of daily breakfast and 4 dinners
  • Use of all surf lodge facilities
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

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$117 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
8 days / 7 nights
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Saturday September 8, 2018
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