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// Surf in Biarritz

surf at Biarritz

Biarritz is the historic surfing capital of Europe.

In 1957, the American Peter Viertel, husband of the actress Deborah Kerr, was the first to surf the waves of Biarritz. Now known as one of the key surfing locations, Biarritz attracts surfers from all around the world.
It is also home to surfing competitions such as le Roxy Pro in July, the world female longboard championship,Quiksilver Maider Arosteguy cup in April

In Biarritz, the surf culture is everywhere, as proven by the Cité de l’Océan  and the number of surf shops and board rental outlets.  

From April to November, 18 surfing schools welcome beginners or experienced surfers alike, for a few hours of tuition or several days. In addition, prestigious surfing brands like Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip Curl, are based around Biarritz.

There is accommodation to suit every budget, from inexpensive hotels to holiday rental properties, from the surf camp to Biarritz’s youth hostel.

For its investment in the discipline, and with the surfers, Biarritz obtained in October, 2015, the label City of surfing - 3 stars (on a scale which contains 3) awarded by the French Federation of Surfing

Biarritz Pays Basque Surf Destination


Surfing World Championships was in  Biarritz from 20th to 28 th may 2017 from Biarritz Tourisme on Vimeo.







// Ecoles de Surf

Hastea Ecole de Surf BTZ Surf Shop
Where to practise: Biarritz, Côte des Basques beach, Basque Coast. Surfing, bodyboarding, longboarding. Beginners’, improvers’ and training courses.
École de Surf Plums
We welcome you in the shop located 9 rue Gardères in Biarritz: clothes sale, surfboards, bodyboards, accessories, shoes. 50m lower, courses on the Grande Plage beach, facing the Casino, fine...
Biarritz Surf Training
Located in Biarritz, 300m from the beach, Surftraining is organised as a guest house. Our school can welcome 21 persons a week. Rooms are for 2 or 4 people (bathrooms included). Spacious living-room....
Lagoondy Surf Camp
Daily surf lessons and surf training courses, with or without accommodation. Surf courses are handed out on different surf spots: meeting point at the Côte des Basques beach or at the Rip Curl...
Biarritz Paradise Surf School
We offer simple surf lessons or complete surf weeks + full-board accommodation. Option of combining surfing and golf or language courses (French, English, Spanish) thanks to the different formulas:...
École de Surf Jo Moraiz
Since 1966, the Jo Moraiz surf school teaches surfing on the mythical Côte des Basques beach. It offers training courses, group or private courses, from 6 to 77 years old, supervised by...
Ecole du Surf Français Eric GARRY
The French surf school Eric GARRY offers you numerous solutions to enjoy the most beautiful waves in Europe: beginners’ and improvers’ courses, paddle surfing.
Located on the Grande Plage beach, the first surf school (30 years of experience) welcomes groups of up to 30 people. Group or private courses, weekly training course. All levels. State-licensed...
Biarritz Association Surf Club
Surf lessons on the Milady and Marbella beaches. Supervision is assured by state-licensed instructors. During courses, the lending of material (surfboard and wetsuit) is adapted to weather conditions...
Takamaka welcomes you all year round with numerous activities: rafting, free-fall, paramotoring, surf schools, mountain bikes, sea kayaking, jet ski, waveski, quad, Hawaiian pirogue…. Bike and...
École de Surf La Vague Basque
La Vague Basque surf school is opened from April to November. On the beautiful waves of the Côte des Basques beach. Class hours are fixed upon low tides and weather conditions. Our instructors...