Our opening season goes from April til November. We do surf all year round here but water temp drops to 10/12°C not ideal to begin surfing. We also have warm wetsuits, booties and hoods if necessary.
Yes. We supply everyone with high quality, warm, flexible surfing wetsuits. We also supply everyone with beginner surf boards. Our beginner surf boards have soft tops and flexible fins, so don't worry about injuring yourself. For further progress a wide range of evolutive to performance surfboards are available but remember that progression implies to practice on the right board. We are here to help you choose as we have no interest in recommending one board rather than another except that you have fun and come back !
Not really but you need to love being in the water. Wetsuits provide buoyancy, as do the surfboards that are attached to participants at all times when in the water. Also we will never take any participant into a water depth that they feel uncomfortable in especially if it’s a try out experience. Depending on the surfing conditions and location, going to the line up (where you cannot step) might require some serious aquatic awareness gained throughout numerous sessions.
All participants are asked to meet us at the surf school 15 to 30 minutes prior to the lesson time, where you will be fitted with a wetsuit and sized with a board and put sun screen on.
The only things you need to bring with you is a towel, swim suit close to your body and strong sun protection. But most importantly bring your smile & enthusiasm.
Our instructors are qualified beach lifeguards and will have full first aid kit + boards and flippers + a mean of communication WITH them at all times.
All our instructors have the French surfing diploma + Beach lifeguard Qualification yearly updated. This surfing diploma is recognized world wise to be very qualitative as the professional training goes full time over a year with both theory and practical learning units (200h) as well as two internship periods (1 month in spring and 2 months in the summer (over 400h). Four of the senior instructors have an average of 15 to 20 years experience in surfing local waves. The safety of all participants is a priority and is assured during all sessions.
In case of really unsurfable conditions (lack of waves -which almost never happens-, too strong waves or winds, pollution…) we will inform you asap by sms or in person of any surf class cancellation of or fact, as well as any update or reprogramming. If the lesson cannot be postponed the following day then we will produce a credit note which will be potentially used for another booking or paid back as a last resort. Any further payment will be made. Any cancelation from the client won’t be refunded (please see the details of our cancelation policy). Any surf training started is due in full.
We are pets friendly people as long as they are well educated and respectful of people and places. The places need to be as clean an d in working order like it was when you first arrived.
Please note that we have a female border colley named Biscotte. She is just the best dog ever except that she is a bit obsessive with licking. Please say »NON » if she does it to you or your kids. We also have 2 cats and 2 chicken running free around the Lodge. They don’t like dogs with hunting or gaming instinct. Same with young kids who can unintentionally stress them. It’s a pity because it stops them laying eggs ! If you cannot control your own pets or kids regarding this matter, please let us know, we will intervene.
You might not be able to attend a surf course or have to cancel your surf stay.
Here are the terms of cancelation :
- any cancelation happening more than 30 days before the beginning of the lesson/surf camp, the deposit will be paid back ;
- any cancelation happening less than 30 days prior the beginning of the lesson/surf camp, we will keep a down payment of 25% (deposit) ;
- any cancelation happening less than 15 days prior the beginning of the lesson/surf camp, the full payment is due except written medical justification. In this case, only 50% of the full amount will be due ;
- non presentation and /or waiver to a surf course/surf camp is equivalent to a cancellation and full amount will be due.
It is mandatory to keep us informed with proper written proof of any cancelation, modification or report of your surf booking.