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French and Surfing

If you want to improve your French and Surf skills in Biarritz, this course was MADE for you! Fabulous beaches, incredible waves and the opportunity to perfect your knowledge of the French subjunctive! Heaven. If you long to become a Surf Master and need to improve your French – read on!

The beaches used appeal to improvers, but also to those at a beginner level. The Surf school provides wet suits/shorts and boards. NB: The French & Surf Course is a very popular summer programme, please book well in advance for July/August period.

French Lessons

20 general French morning lessons
Levels: Beginner to Advanced French speakers

Timetable: 9.30 to 12.15 with a 15 minute break, Monday to Friday + 1.5 hours afternoon surf lessons
Times are subject to change according to weather conditions and tides


 1 wk   €580.00 2 wks   €10200.00 3 wks   €1370.00
 CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
 Summer supplements: Not applicable

Start dates 2018

Start dates 2019

  • Apr1 8 15 23 29
  • May6 13 20 27
  • Jun3 10 17 24
  • Jul1 8 15 22 29
  • Aug5 12 19 26
  • Sep2 9 16 23

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Dates offeredApril to September
Minimum age16
Course duration1 to 4+ weeks
Additional activitiesSurfing instruction 
Number of lessons20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class10 students
  • 1 to 4+ weeks on the Standard Course
  • + 10 lessons dedicated to surfing over a week
  • One and a half hours of surfing a day, Monday/Friday

Surfing Lessons

Surfing lessons are tailored to suit the abilities and requirements of each student
Classes are given by certified state-approved instructors
Surfing Groups: approx. 8 participants per monitor

Surfing Location: the famous Côte des Basques beach in Biarritz (5 minutes’ walk from the town centre). The beach provides surfers with a wide variety of waves suited to different surfing abilities. Classes are sometimes held at other locations depending upon weather conditions (transport is provided by the surf school).

Surfing Equipment: supplied by the school (full-length or short wet suits, boards).

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