Surf Camp or Surf School: Which One Is Right for Me?

Surf Camp or Surf School: Which One Is Right for Me?

Friday, 17 May 2019 13:08


Discover whether you should book a surf camp or a surf school on your next surf trip in Europe with Natural Surf Lodge.



European surfing holidays are a fun way to learn a new skill, meet new people and experience that indescribable feeling of standing up on your very first wave. But if you’ve never been on a surf holiday before, it can be difficult knowing whether you should book a surf camp or a surf school.

In this article we break down the difference between surf camps and surf schools to make your next surf trip in Europe much easier to book. We’ll also point out why a surfing holiday in Seignosse or Hossegor with Natural Surf Lodge is the best option for small groups and individuals who want an authentic, eco-friendly learn to surf experience in France surrounded by nature.

Surf Camps

The majority of surf camps in France and around the world offer accommodation, food, transport to and from the beach and professional surf lessons in one convenient package.

This makes them the best option for those who want to immerse themselves in the learn to surf experience and live in the ocean’s rhythm or people who may only have a few days spare and want everything organised for them.

Surf camps offer packages over multiple days, usually for a week or two, which is ideal for a sport like surfing that has a steep learning curve and normally take more than one session to master.

If you really want to maximise your time in the water and improve the health of your mind and body over a few days, there’s no better place than a surf camp, and the prime and primal surf camp in France is the Natural Surf Lodge since 2003.

With different accommodation options in the beautiful Landes region, affordable packages to suit all budgets and a dedicated team of knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly surf instructors, Natural Surf Lodge is the definitive place to learn to surf in Hossegor and Seignosse.

Surf Schools

A lesson at a surf school is the perfect option if you have a day to kill on your holiday or want to do something other than a sightseeing tour. It is also less intensive than a multiday surf camp and offers more flexibility within your trip schedule, allowing you to slot it in with other activities you may have planned for your holiday.

A good surf school should teach you surfing techniques and how to read conditions. But a great surf school, such as the one at Natural Surf Lodge, will also teach you about the local French surf culture and responsible tourism, in addition to showing you why it’s important to share and respect the natural elements. Located in a driftwood surf shack on a quiet and endless sandy beach, the Natural Surf School offers a unique service for both one shot surfers or weekly staying lodgers.

Having fun while you learn to surf is also important, and luckily for you our surf school in France is committed to ensuring you’re smiling from the moment you suit up until long after you’ve left the water.

This makes our surf school great for people who are unfamiliar with the surf lifestyle but want a taste of what surfing is about in a short amount of time.

So, if you want to learn to surf and are thinking of booking a surf school or surf camp in France, make sure you talk to our team at Natural Surf Lodge – the ultimate destination for people of all ages and abilities looking for a one of a kind surfing experience in a relaxed and healthy atmosphere.