Go surfing in Landes

Surfing in Landes

Invented in Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, surfing emerged in France during the fifties, in Biarritz. It spread very quickly along the coastline of Landes and the Basque Country, hand-in-hand with a certain way of life based on a love of sport and nature. So what better place than a campsite to enjoy a taste of the “surfing spirit”? And what better place to set up your surf camp for the week than Landes where the many surf spots are famous throughout the South West and across the world.

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Le Vieux Port surfing campsite

There has always been a close link between camping and surfing, especially in Landes. Which is hardly surprising, considering the number of values they have in common, like respect for the environment and a love of nature. This explains why Le Vieux Port campsite has always attracted surfers, ever since it first opened 40 years ago.

At its ideal location in the heart of the forest, near the region’s best surf spots, the campsite offers direct access to the beach, and that makes it unique.  Whether you’re an early-bird surfer who loves to watch the sun come up, or a night owl who surfs until dusk, or something in between, here your surfing session is just 5 minutes away from your campsite rental.  Whatever time of day the tide is right and the weather perfect, you’ll always be ready to hit the surf!

Besides being right next to the reputed surf spot of Messanges, Le Vieux Port campsite has everything you need for the perfect holiday.  Whatever your surfing level, you can take lessons with the surf school as well as renting your surfboard or wetsuit. Beginners and seasoned surfers, prepare the wax and head for Le Vieux Port campsite in Messanges and the 5-star waves of Landes!

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Surfing destination: Landes, the ideal spot

Although surfing came to France via Biarritz during the fifties, nowadays Landes is the most popular place for surfers. With more than 100 km of coastline and beaches and surf spots galore, Landes has become a European-class venue. Surf culture is everywhere in Landes! Here, the world’s best professional surfers are placed under the spotlight with competitions such as the Quicksilver Pro, the Roxy Pro and the French Championships. Besides, the great 4-day factory sale over Easter weekend attracts over 100,000 fans of the great surf and boardsport brands to Hossegor. Then there’s the beautiful unspoilt landscape of beaches stretching between the dunes and pine forest and the swell of the Atlantic ocean. But the ultimate reason why surfing and Landes are so inherently linked of course lies in the legendary surf spots and perfect waves that unfurl along this coastline - like “La Gravière” or “La Nord” - at Hossegor, just a few minutes away from Le Vieux Port campsite. So what are you waiting for?

The perfect surfing trip awaits you at Le Vieux Port campsite on the Landes coast where you’ll discover the best beach-breaks on the entire continent.

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