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8 Day Family Surf Camp in Montalivet, in the Médoc
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Gironde Surf Camp for All Ages

Beginner difficulty
Maximum 8 participants
All meals included

Ujusansa invites you to join their family surf camp. Located on the French Atlantic Coast, in the heart of best vineyards of the world, this surf camp is for adventurer families who enjoy great accommodation, healthy food, and loads of activities. By being aware of how important having great family time is, Ujusansa is more than happy to welcome each and every member of your family to come and experience the best-for-all vacation ever!


  • 4 x 1.5-hour surf class for each participant from 7 years old
  • 4 days of on-site kindergarten for children from 2 years old - 5 hours a day
  • Free use of surf equipment, free use of bicycles, and free use of camp facilities for children
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners (no lunch and dinner on last day)
  • 7 nights accommodation in tipi tents

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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The Montalivet camp with its teepee tents village is one of a kind in terms of camping experience and will definitely take you back to the childhood. The modernly decorated teepee tents are fully equipped with simple yet comfortable sleeping (one double-sized bed and up to one cot / two single beds for children) and living (small furniture and wardrobe) facilities. One teepee tent accommodates up to four people.

The campsite is a large area surrounded by pine trees. It is best suited for families, couples, and 25 or more individuals who are seeking more comfort for themselves on one hand and a pristine nature filling on the other. The campsite is 700 meters away from the sea and about the same distance from the town of Montalivet, a small town with local market, bars, surf shops, and restaurants.

The campsite is equipped with bathrooms, showers, kitchen, volleyball court, and so on. For children, there is a great amusement park nearby the camp, pony riding throughout the camp, bike trips around the town are much fun for everyone that like to be on a go for a new adventure and much more.



Surfing is a water sport, in which surfer or wave rider rides on the forward face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer toward the shore. Surfing is not only something Ujusansa does for fun or work, it is their way of life and they are here to introduce you to how to live surf life from the inside out.

Their surfing school has two important goals namely performance and personal satisfaction. Their licensed surf coaches will adapt to your level regardless if you are a complete beginner or you already carve the waves (beginner and advanced surf course). Safety is taken very seriously and all the instructors have a valid surf license and lifeguard course. With the surf coaches, you will first learn the surfing’s theory and, most importantly, spend a lot of time in the Atlantic Ocean.

Surfing classes are shaped differently for children and parents but share the same mission - learn how to move on a surfboard. The lessons are delivered by the best surf coaches. They will present surfing, waves, and the ocean to you and your children. You will learn everything about equipment, water movement, standing on a surfboard, and power of the ocean. Once you catch your first wave, you are hooked for life. Family surfing builds togetherness as you learn to ride the surf together. Children can start learning to surf as early as seven years old provided they already know how to swim.

Surf kindergarten

For all children that are under seven years, Ujusansa organizes a surf kindergarten, so parents have a peace of mind while surfing, enjoying easy beach life, having a glass of a great Bordeaux wine, practicing yoga, going for a run or just having some simple spare time for themselves. Ujusansa sets the kinder garden schedule and tailors it to the group needs on the first day when you come to the camp.


Ujusansa has a wide range of surfboards to choose from, so they can find the right one for you and your youngsters. The wetsuit and surfboard are yours to use all through your stay at the camp.


Ujusansa does yoga too. Everybody is welcome to a free one yoga lesson and if you like it, then you can choose from their yoga classes. They offer daily yoga classes (morning or evening - depending on the surf classes), which are tailored-made for all those who are experiencing muscle tensions and feel stiffness in the area of the spine. You will focus on controlling the breath and understanding how body balance is established. Yoga practice is a Vinyasa flow practice - an active yet relaxing practice. Ujusansa believes yoga practice is crucial for a better surfing performance.


Longboarding is a sport with growing popularity. Cruise by the ocean and feel the breeze. Longboards and surfboards go hand in hand.

Movie night

On summer evenings, you will enjoy watching movies. Sit back and cozy up to your favorite surf movie on sofas or under the stars, without overpriced snacks and admission fees.


Unforgettable in-house parties will be held after sunset surf sessions. Parties are part of a surfing lifestyle. Ujusansa is a big fan of spontaneous afternoon parties around the place, but never organizes heavy parties, as they prefer a laid-back and peaceful atmosphere.


Bonding with your friends, family or your partners on a summer evening by the fire is always a special experience. Grilling some fish and veggies, have a beer or two or talking about today's surfing adventures.


Hilarious karaoke party after barbecue (and way too much sangria) should definitely be on your bucket list. It is a great way to bond with your surf family.


Vendays-Montalivet is a coastal town of Gironde, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The long sandy beaches of Montalivet are amazing whether you are surfing or just enjoying the summer days on the beach. Located in the tip of the Médoc, bordered by the ocean to the west and the mouth of the Gironde to the east, the town is 80 kilometers from Bordeaux and enjoys a privileged environment on the Silver Coast, with 12 kilometers of beaches on the Atlantic, on the edge of the forest.

With a population of nearly 2,500 permanent inhabitants (but more than 30,000 in summer), the small town includes a village, inland, and a seaside resort on the coast, Montalivet-les-Bains. Great public transportations offer connections to several touristic hotspots in the region. Foodies and wine enthusiasts will enjoy heavenly food in the whole region of Médoc and especially Bordeaux - the capital of wine.

Vendays-Montalivet was first surrounded by swamps which were drained, then became a fief of the seigniory of Lesparre after the Hundred Years' War. Its development takes shape during the second half of the 19th century with the vogue of the sea baths that facilitate the arrival of the train. However, economic activity also remains based on the exploitation of the Landes forest. The seaside resort developed even more after the Second World War when Centre Hélio-Marin was created which quickly became a naturist resort of international renown.

Nearby places

  • Town of Montalivet, 700 meters
  • The sea, 700 meters



  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball court
  • Zip lining


  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request


  • Child care
  • Free bicycle


Ujusansa serves three main meals per day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In between, there are several snacks available for you (on request). Empower your surfing day in the morning by having a wide array of fresh fruits, muesli, freshly baked bread, yogurts, etc., served for breakfast. Lunch and dinner represent a wholesome meal containing lots of veggies and other various healthy food ingredients. Ujusansa provides vegetarian and vegan options for all meals too, just please indicate what your preferences are while you book. On the last day, Friday, there will be no lunch and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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)

  • Bicycle trips around the town
  • Going to the amusement park
  • Hatha flow free flow yoga classes (four times, 1.5 hours each for 64 EUR)
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Pony riding throughout the camp
  • Scuba diving
  • Surf school for advanced surfer plus theory (twice, 1.5 hours each - 69 EUR for 7 years and above)
  • Wine tour
  • Ziplining

What's included

  • 4 level beginner surfing sessions plus theory for each participant
  • Free use of surfing equipment
  • 4 days of Kindergarten from 2 years old (5 hours / day)
  • Free use of camp facilities for children
  • Free use of bicycles
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners (no lunch and dinner on Friday)

What's not included

  • Surf school for advanced level - 69 EUR for 2 sessions of 1.5 hour each for 7 plus age
  • Extra yoga (Hatha flow and free flow) classes - 48 EUR for 4 sessions of 1.5 hour each
  • Dinner and lunch on Friday
  • Extra small tipi - 100 EUR/week

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) or La Rochelle - Île de Ré Airport (LRH).

From there, it's only an hour or so of a car drive to the campsite. The cheapest way is to rent-a-car: https://www.carrentalrepublic.com/. (300 EUR/week). The second cheapest option is UBER, (130 - 150 EUR/one way). And then the airport taxi (from 180 EUR - 230 EUR/one way)

Arrival by train

TGV trains in France are fast, so you can conveniently arrive close to the camp. Take the train to Lesparre train station. From there, Ujusansa will pick you up for free.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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