Surfing in the Landes, a passion !
First of all, a short history of surfing culture in the Landes. Born in Hawaii in the Pacific, surfing arrived in France in the 50s, and more precisely in Biarritz. This wind of novelty developed very quickly on the Basque and Landes coasts, and with it this so particular art of living, mixing sport and respect of nature.
To get the best of the surfing spirit in the Landes and the Basque Country, what better place than the campsite? And what better place than the Landes and its many famous spots in the South West and the whole world, to set up your surf camp for a week (or more)?
Surfing at Camping Le Vieux Port
Camping and surfing have always been closely linked, especially in the Landes. And for good reason, they share many common points such as respect for the environment and the pleasure of being in contact with nature.
This is why, since its opening 40 years ago, Le Vieux Port campsite in Messanges has always attracted surfers. Ideally situated in the heart of the forest, close to the most beautiful surf spots in the region, it has direct access to the beach which makes it unique. Whether you're surfing in the morning at dawn to watch the sun rise, in the evening at sunset, or any other time of the day, your surfing session will be just 5 minutes away from your campsite. Whatever the tide or weather forecast, you'll always be on time for the take-off !
In addition to being located in the direct vicinity of the well-known surf spot of Messanges, Le Vieux Port campsite offers you everything you need for an ideal stay. Whatever your level of surfing, you will have access to lessons via the surf school and board or wetsuit hire. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, get ready to wax, 5 star Landes waves are waiting for you at Le Vieux Port campsite in Messanges !
Destination surfing: the Landes the ideal spot
Although surfing first appeared in France in Biarritz in the 1950s, it is in fact in the Landes that it is most present today. Indeed, thanks to its coastline of more than 100 km of beach and its numerous surf spots, the Landes has become a reference at the world level.
Surf culture is everywhere in the Landes ! Thanks to competitions such as the Quiksilver Pro, the Roxy Pro or the French championship which showcase the best pro surfers in the world. Thanks also to the big factory sale on the Easter weekend which brings together more than 100,000 aficionados around the big surfing and board brands. Thanks also to the very natural aspect of its wild beaches which are bordered, in their dunes and pine forest setting, by the Atlantic Ocean swell.
If surfing and the Landes are absolutely inseparable, it is of course thanks to the mythical surf spots and their perfect waves which are scattered all along the coast. For example, there are two surf spots in Hossegor, " La Gravière " and " La Nord ", just a few minutes away from the Vieux Port campsite. So, no more hesitations! For a successful surfing trip, head to the Vieux Port campsite on the Landes coast to discover the best beach breaks on the continent.
Surfing lessons at camping Le Vieux Port
From the age of 6, come and discover surfing with our partner MANA SURF SCHOOL, which is located on the south beach of the Vieux Port campsite, at the bottom right of the dune.
The instructor Gary ZEBROWSKI was born and raised in Tahiti, where he discovered fishing and surfing at a very young age, the ocean being his favourite playground. Later his parents moved to the Hautes-Alpes region of France and his encounter with snowboarding allowed him to make up for the lack of the ocean. Very gifted for snow sports and in love with this new discovery, Gary started a career as a professional snowboarder which led him to the Olympic Games in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010. Now a qualified surf instructor, Gary teaches his passion to all those who wish to discover the emblematic sport of the Landes coast!
Group lessons (Maximum 8 people per instructor)
They are aimed at individuals, groups, families... who wish to sign up with other people for a surfing discovery session or for a training course.
From learning to perfecting, we put our expertise at your service. Listening, personalized advice and good humour!
The times & spots for surf lessons are chosen according to the tide, sandbank and wave conditions.
The family pack offer allows you to take advantage of an advantageous rate. It is aimed at families of 3 people or more who wish to sign up for a discovery surfing session or a course.
From learning to perfecting, we do everything possible to make your stay unforgettable! Listening, personalized advice and good humour!
The times & spots for the surf lesson are chosen according to the tide, sandbank and wave conditions.
Kids cool" lessons (Maximum 6 children per group)
From 6 years old for children who want to discover surfing while having fun in a safe environment. The sessions take place at low tide, to benefit from the best surf conditions, adapted to their size.
Advanced courses (Maximum 6 people per group)
These courses are adapted to a more experienced public who wish to improve their surfing skills in order to progress in complete safety. The sessions take place at mid-tide, to benefit from the best surf conditions.
Private lessons (Maximum 2 people per lesson)
Suitable for all ages. From the discovery session to the improvement. You benefit from an instructor only for you during 1 hour in the water. Your progress will be faster.
Reservations can be made directly with Resasol at the campsite reception or at the Resasol agency or when you book online by adding one of our offers as an option to your stay.
- Meet 20min before the course with your voucher
- Lessons according to the tides / schedules communicated the day before
- Parents must be present before and after the course at the hut for minors
- Please let the instructor know if you have any health problems before booking
- The meeting point is fixed at the hut 20 minutes before the course.
- Bring your voucher for the course reservation
- The timetable will be given to you the day before for the next day.
- The changing room is organised́ outside the hut.
- Come to the surf lesson with a minimum of belongings and no valuable stuff (swimming costume, towel, sun cream).
- The belongings must be stored in a backpack.
- The equipment will be rinsed and disinfected́ at the end of each lesson.